This website is an introduction to my philosophy. I say my philosophy, but there is very little in it which is genuinely new. Perhaps that in itself is the most original aspect of this site: the disassociation of myself from the content. Odd for an author to declare that, no? Yet how can it be otherwise? Cause and effect do not stop happening so that we, as individuals, can pluck ideas from some invisible ether... ideas evolve, and in evolution there are no sky-hooks, no something from nothing. Instead, 'Grime and Reason' brings together ideas from Hegel, Marx, Dawkins, Gramsci, Anderson, Dennett, Kant.... Jedi Mind Tricks, South Park, Sage Francis, George Monbiot, Mark Thomas, Radiohead.
If you think this is somewhat odd, ask yourself why. Reason is not the sole arena of philosophers. Reason is everywhere where people are not indoctrinated with the selfish memes of their birth, where people regard the fate of all equally, where -isms of every sort are ignored in favour of independent, skeptical, reasoned analysis. the only way which this is possible is to educate people in how this world actually works, unmasking the web of motivations and alliances corrupting those leaders so intent on personal gain. Only through a broad and wide-reaching sphere of influence helping create who we are, who we become, can we hope to gain for ourselves the global moral frame-work necessary for a globalised world.
The long-term aim of this page is to
evolve into a collective of writers from all over the world debating
global topics from a global persepective. I hold no truck with
political language of left and right. No world-view can be summarised
and partitioned within a single word. The only criteria I use for
judging moral and ethical problems are to be found in cognitive
science, not politics. When you come to understand the human mind,
realise the mechanisms involved in creating a self, only then do you
appreciate the common denominator which links us all as humans,
exposing the effect of culture and society in creating discrimination
and inequality. Once one understands the actual nature of the self,
you can find contentment regardless of material wealth, something the
west in particular seems to have fled screaming from replete with gucci
bags and designer shades.
I believe this awareness is about to go mainstream. It is called memetics and it is gonna rock your world.
Other Writers: I am currently looking for like-minded writers from around the world
to join me on this educational endeavor! If you are interested, just
create a website with google.pages and email me with suggestions at grimeandreason at gmail or leave a message.
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