Hey everyone. Quick note today: things are great at PageDAO, work is fine, and my VO2 max has finally recovered to pre-covid levels! That's right, your author here has been getting into shape. That's not what this newsletter is about, though.
Worldview Ethics Updates
I'm writing you today to let you know what's about to happen and update about a few things that have happened recently. First, I have to maintain some secrecy about what we're working on together but I do want to send a shoutout to Rionna Morgan, Collector of Essay 3: How Conscious Thinking & AI Differ.
Scope out her sweet new NFT here: https://rarible.com/token/polygon/0x3ae5dd0b3a7cab9e89ad1180fb5a6c4a26b7afef:3
While we're on the subject, OddWritings has recently lowered his asking price for Essay 1: Moral Philosophy & The AI Panic Letter. Available here: https://rarible.com/token/polygon/0x3ae5dd0b3a7cab9e89ad1180fb5a6c4a26b7afef:1
Worldview Ethics Book Review Series Launches Tomorrow!
That's right! I'm launching a Book Review series to help get the word out about the background for Worldview Ethics. We'll be looking at a long list of books and I'll write a book review for each to bring back some of the high points while also making the full text easy to find so that people who are eagerly anticipating my new work of philosophy have something productive to do to get ready for it.
Aristotle was a truly great philosopher, so great that he earned the nickname The Philosopher, with a capital-P, centuries after his death because his work was so important to the field they couldn't imagine it without him. He got there largely by reading all of the books other people had written, taking his time to get a sense of where other minds had been and why before he sat down to give his lectures at the Lyceum.
So we'll be looking into 10 books (or maybe more!) in order from least to most complex. I'll try to get each new review out in approximately 2 weeks, but I'm aiming for really high quality here so don't hate me if they're delayed a bit.
Anyone want to see the list of books?!
Here they are, with links to audiobooks where possible:
Outlive, by Peter Attia & Bill Gifford
The Runaway Species by Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman
The Patterning Instinct by Jeremy Lent
When Einstein Walked with Gödel by Jim Holt
Complexity: A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell
Deep Thinking by Garry Kasparov
The Strange Order of Things by Antonio Damasio
Cybernetics Second Edition: or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine by Norbert Wiener
Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
Metaphysics by Aristotle
These books aren't all lightweight, but they're all well worth the work they take to understand. Plus, I'll be working on putting together some short video content as well just to make things even easier and better for us as we work up to and through this reformulation of modern ethical theory I've been working toward for so long.
For today, cheers! Tomorrow the first review drops. Outlive was a life-changing text for me and I think everyone can get as much out of it as I did.