About me : An almost PhD. I am in the last phase of my graduate studies (and is supposed to be busy writing thesis right now)

The purpose of this blog in one phrase : “to self-indulge

Syntax of the blog entries :Semi-Coherent, Incomplete and Half Baked

Content : Mostly metaphysical

Err, Metaphysical ?

(From Wikipedia): “Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy investigating principles of reality transcending those of any particular science.”

“The Making of the Title” – Special Blog Feature.

I always title my web-pages, blogs, photo-share etc, with Appoose’. Note the apostrophe appears at the right most bit.  The syntactical correct form should be “Appoose’s”. However, ever since I made the initial typo; I have fallen more and more in love with the apostrophe at the end.

The reason. I love to consider myself as a plural being. Different pieces in constant argument, motion and reverberance to form a amazing self-organising network called ‘me’. The plurality comes in many domains; for example, biological, intellectual and social. The one aspect I love to track about myself is the flow of ideas inside me, across me and through me.

Now coming to the second word; ‘perturbations’. I am person who think very ‘locally’. Unfortunately often the task of finding a global picture or its placement does not come naturally to me. And, I have to struggle hard; especially if the local and temporally short lived thoughts have not been captured and recorded. Moreover, I believe I am at my best when I am thinking locally. The moments in which the strains of thoughts suddenly make a weird collage in my mind, uniquely perturbed from my earlier mental models. These perturbations are special and essentially constitutes a major portion of me. The very perturbations I am trying to capture; motivated by the fear that I will loose it if not recorded.

For example I just re-noticed, my classic affinity towards trios (refer to the last two sentence of the paragraph earlier) or maybe this affinity is something my local universe has imparted on me (for eg, ‘for the people’, ‘of the people’ and ‘by the people’). The ol’ fashion narcissist in me will like to re-mix it as, the purpose of this writing is to capture the sentiment (‘for me’ , ‘of me’ and ‘by me’).

Interesting Trivia : Before the development of modern science, scientific questions were addressed as a part of metaphysics known as “natural philosophy“; the term “science” itself meant “knowledge”. The scientific method, however, made natural philosophy an empirical and experimental activity unlike the rest of philosophy, and by the end of the eighteenth century it had begun to be called “science” in order to distinguish it from philosophy. Thereafter, metaphysics became the philosophical enquiry of a non-empirical character into the nature of existence. Thus the original situation of metaphysics being integral with (Aristotelian) physics and science, has, in the West, become reversed so that scientists generally consider metaphysics antithetical to the empirical sciences. (Source: Wikipedia article on Metaphysics)

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  1. Err you mean “perturbations”?

    Welcome to WordPress! I guess I will switch to WordPress sooner or later, though would like to put it on my own server.

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