RBJones.com
Introduction
A website in turmoil.

RBJones.com is a website learning to live in chaos.

After many years tinkering with this website, thinking of the enterprise as the gradual construction of a coherent and stable evolving structured philosophical synthesis, it has dawned on me (I resist the temptation to say "finally") that the essence of my pleasure in philosophy is in the dynamic, which I should therefore embrace and expose.

This is not dynamic flow instead of a static structure, but a dynamic consisting in the transformation of structures.

The descent into chaos began with the failure of one positivist synthesis (that is, with my concluding that the structure I had in mind for this synthesis wouldn't do), and my subsequent decision to write about the transition to a new conception of the synthesis rather than just replace the old with the new.

This eased me into a lot of meta-thinking about the style of philosophical writing I am engaged in, and this has for the moment pushed the search for a new synthesis into the background.

A philosophical synthesis from elements of the rational/empiricist and the romantic/existential aspects of western philosophy, overlaid on a substratum (naive philosophy) which is sceptical and expressionistic. In its less romantic elements the position is sceptical and in some respects positivistic, but the philosophy is also I hope, positive in a more ordinary sense.
Links to pages which expose the history of the site, the ways in which the site is now changing, and ideas about its future.
Positive Philosophy
A philosophical synthesis from elements of the rational/empiricist and the romantic/existential aspects of western philosophy, overlaid on a substratum (naive philosophy) which is sceptical and expressionistic. In its less romantic elements the position is sceptical and in some respects positivistic, but the philosophy is also I hope, positive in a more ordinary sense.
RATIONAL
resolving the conflicts
ROMANTIC
Metaphysical Positivism is systematic constructive positivist philosophy. We present here sketches of Metaphysical Positivism together with some related historical material which might possibly help the reader come to an understanding of this system and its place in the history of ideas.
The problem of engineering machines which reason is philosophically provocative. The justification of an architecture for such a machine is a kind of constructive philosophy.
A conception of philosophy in terms of its purpose, methods, form and content, which is closer in some ways to literary art than it is to most other philosophy.
Existential positivism is positive practical philosophy. It builds from a base of pragmatic scepticism, and is closely related to, though not strictly dependent on existential expressionism. It bears on philosophical matters which depend in some way on subjective values, or upon some other kind of essential reference to our personal feelings and intutions.
A triad of book projects related to Positive Philosophy.
The Dynamics of RBJones.com
Links to pages which expose the history of the site, the ways in which the site is now changing, and ideas about its future.
This is a "stack" of work in progress on this website.
A log of changes to RBJones.com (latest first). The basis for chosing what to mention here is uncertain, but is tentatively that some piece of work has been completed, or more likely, temporarily suspended.
Links to previous versions of the RBJones.com home page, together with some notes on the history of my web presence.

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