Anil Mitra, © March 2010, © Latest Revision July 16, 2010


Note: this is old as of 2010. Absorb only what seems useful now… mostly to natural science.doc













Content. Topics, concepts and propositions.   Directives. Writing, editing, advertising and publishing

4 Primary sources of content – the main working documents, 2006: JIB-current  |  Topics etc  |  Detail ‘06

The primary sources have their own directives

4 Secondary sources for content and directives

Enter further directives to this document early, primarily from secondary sources, and JIB 05 and Detail ‘06

Introduce content to the main working documents in the order: topics, contents, propositions and narrative:

For all content and directives – old outlines: JIB 05 outline level 5  |  Level 3  |  Outline book form

For propositions,  Journey in Being Outline is especially useful

For directives and concepts: Detail ‘06 – Lexicon®Outline  |  JIB concepts and ordering  |  JIB glossary  |  JIB keywords

4 Tertiary sources – previous versions and supplements

JIB 05  |  Brief  |  Foundation – metaphysics  |  JIB original  |  Outline  |  Supplement Sept 04 outline  |  Supplement Sept 04 outline final key  |  JIB New Ideas, Forms, Developments  |  New Ideas  |  Supplement 1  |  Outline of experiments

JIB 05. The following may or may not be useful. In addition to the primary §§, topics are also in: MetaphysicsJourney in Being: §§ Unity in Understanding, Metaphysics and Philosophy. Achievements  – All main chapters including ‘Fundamental Problems.’ MindPreface: §§ The Audience, Reading the Book. Intro: §§ On the Meaning of Being, Achievements, Knowledge and Certainty. Journey in Being: §§ What is the Journey in Being. Fundamental Problems: §§ Mind. Principles of ThoughtIntro: §§ Knowledge and Certainty, Origins and Paths of the Journey in Being. Foundation: a variety of principles can be extracted from the first four numbered §§ The Theory of Being – Faith. Journey in Being: action as completing the loop (helix) of thought. §§ Journey to the Ultimate: Transformation of Being. KnowledgeIntro: §§ Knowledge and Certainty, A Personal Account of Knowledge and Faith. Foundation: §§ Theory of Being, Metaphysics, Human Being. Journey in Being: § Understanding and the § on ‘Human Understanding.’

ConceptsPreface: §§ Reading the book, Examples. Foundation: §§ Principles of Thought (has one sub-section on concepts,) Human Being: Mind, Symbol and Value (two sub-sections.) Journey in Being: §§ Understanding. FaithPreface: § The Audience. Intro: §§ The Nature of Being É On the Meaning of Being, The Significance of the Concept of Being, Arguments and Conclusions, A Personal Account of Knowledge and Faith. Foundation: §§ The Concept of the Normal, ‘World, Universe, Law, God,’ Further cosmological consequences, Summary and Critical Review of the Foundation, and the major § ‘Faith’

4 Ideas – extract the essence for Journey in Being:

Design: Design for a journey in being  |  Design – brief and relate documents  |  Generic text for the journey  |  Essays: History of thought and action  |  Journey in Being outline of knowledge  |  Kinds of knowledge  |  Ideas: Logic and natural law  |  Michael  |  On Impossibility  |  Parables  |  Principles of thought  |  Some Material to Incorporate  |  Ten questions about existence or the theory of being  |  The future of religion  |  Thoughts toward foundation of quantum theory  |  Why Being?

4 Articles – to supplement criticism, ideas, developments of Journey in Being

Useful articles on the Internet, mostly from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy ( Also see the folder, stanford and a list of articles

Some important topics. When an article is not from the Stanford Encyclopedia, the source is given.  Afterlife, Alfred North Whitehead, Analysis, Being and Becoming in Modern Physics, Category of Being - Wikipedia, Being - Wikipedia, Bell's Theorem, Brains in a Vat, Franz Brentano, Charles Hartshorne, Charles Sanders Peirce, Goodman's Aesthetics, Existence, Logic and Artificial Intelligence, Nothingness, Philosophy of Time –, The Problems of Philosophy – Russell –, Process Philosophy, Quantum Logic – D.J. Foulis – University of Massachusetts, Quantum Logic and Probability Theory, The Collected Works of Samuel Alexander –, Time – Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

4 Sources. For further sources (electronic, print, personal, published) see Design for a journey in being

4 Letters. Search for ideas:

Joan: Joan 10.98 Mythic Mountain  |  Joan 12.99  |  Joan 2.1.06  |  Joan 2.10.06  |  Joan 4.2.06  |  Joan on Meaning 10.98  |  Joan, the way 5.01  |  Miscellaneous: New Year 04  |  Robin: Robin  |  To Robin  |  Robin final  |  Robin short  |  Robin very short



Media, networking and complimentary copies



Make outlines in the sequence ‘Foundation’®‘Journey’®‘Introduction’

List then enter content i.e. topics, concepts, and propositions and content

Write and summarize narrative in the order Chapters 2, 3, 1; then the remaining chapters

Foundation. The most formal chapter; knowledge seeking depth – it is, therefore, necessary that it stand alone; and variety – it is crucial that it stand in relation; the distinction occurs according to mode and level (abstraction and, similarly, generality) of knowing; the aloneness-relation dual points to intersection of modes of knowing (and being?) in the abstract. A central concern is with a concept or –system of concepts– that yield depth and variety; the discussion that follows, first, on the logic of the concern and then a response – ‘being.’ Development and elaboration of ‘principles’ (e.g. of thought) yields the topics of this chapter – ‘Metaphysics’ through ‘Faith’

Journey in Being. Write this chapter and the section Journey in Being; emphasize principles and details and send an outline to the Introduction

Introduction. Write a rough but complete version of the main chapters first, then import and modify appropriate material (introduction « main; in parallel and perhaps repeated.) Place unnecessarily repeated points in Chapter 2 or 3; specifically, write the introductory section for the chapter ‘Journey in Being’ and the logic of its section of the same name first; bring an outline (repetition allowed) here and keep principles and details there. See the document basic topics, concepts and propositions

What will be narrated and summarized and how? 1. Content i.e. topics, concepts, and propositions; existing summaries that do not have narrative; older narratives are also a source 2. Summaries will be a source of propositions

Edit for content

Narrative. Reduce, update for latest thought, connect to the main propositions, write as a continuous thread, identify narrative and conceptual detail

Redistribute. Divide sections into main topics; consider best distribution of concepts, topics, results in ‘Foundation’ and ‘Journey in Being;’ coalesce sections

Reduce; eliminate –excise, coalesce– excess repetition… Brevity and precision, iconic (imagery) and symbolic imagination and criticism in balance in degrees of freedom are crucial in ‘Foundation’ and ‘Journey in Being’

Remaining chapters. Intertwine outlining and narration

Edit for style

Types of text: propositions-concepts vs. narrative-detail; creating narrative reserves with paragraph headings; consider foot vs. endnote

Begin Access database with: (1) main vs. alternates; (2) text vs. learning vs. directives (including tasks;) (3) chapters and appendixes; topics, headings and levels; (3) propositions, concepts, relationships and queries

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: collect articles

Consistency in update: all topics up to date in terms of my latest (best) ideas

Style: rigor, passion, appeal; poetry, flow, simplicity; readability; narrative – novel, myth, epic, poem; essay vs. book vs. monograph vs. piece vs. article; ‘is’ and ‘being’ in phasic and supraphasic senses

Punctuation: ‘’, vs. ‘,’ … ; end of paragraph marks

Link and format

Introduce links and consistent formatting. Link keywords: above, author, below, chapter, concepts, detail, developed, earlier, elaborated, elsewhere, essay, explained, following, foundation, fundamental problems, immediate, in the essay, in this essay, index, introduction, journey in being, later, lexicon, link, of the essay, of this essay, preface, previous, section, shortly, small capitals, sources and influences, subsequent, the essay, this essay. Concept keywords: capitalize main occurrences of concepts and make concordance for the Index


Covers: format and synchronize front and back covers, letter for complimentary copies


Science and logic: complete the ideas i.e. logos as form; necessary-constitutive form and varieties of contingent form; logic as necessary form, science as contingent form; the difficulties of the distinctions


Psyche. Cognition-feeling as a unity; integrates binding and freedom; binding-feeling binds to the ‘real’ but even binds freedom which otherwise as in much analytic philosophy free-wheels without true freedom or connection. I.e. the binding function of feeling gives not mere obligation but truer freedom than ad hoc freedom

Kant and Popper as poles or triad, Kant versus Popper versus Hume-empiricism-progress. This is important in knowing and science e.g. as in the section ‘Theory of Objects’ and it sub-sections ‘Dual address of the nature of being and knowing’ and ‘Being, knowing and their relationship’ and in the sub-section ‘Science’ of section ‘Logic;’ eliminate names

Narrative. Combine the narrative parts (e.g. Dual Address of the Issues of Being and Knowing, Logic, Science, Objectivity of Morals…) into a thread interwoven among main propositions…

Journey. The journey as the next paradigm


Psyche introduce to Chapter 1 and other places as appropriate

Religion and science as sub-concepts; faith É religion, metaphysics É science

Existence and The real