Introduction
Essays in sceptical philosophy.

Who is entitled to write his reminiscences?
Everyone.
Because noone is obliged to read them.
In order to write ones reminiscences it is not necessary to be a great man, nor a notorious criminal, nor a celebrated artist, nor a statesman - it is quite enough to be simply a human being, to have something to tell, and not merely to desire to tell it but at least have some little ability to do so.

Alexander Herzen, in The Pole Star,1855

Herzen's point of view holds good for philosophy too.

In these pages there grows an account of a sceptical utopian philosophical system. Because sceptical, it comes to no more than a structured collection of impressions, about how things are and how they might be.

Roger Bishop Jones
Philosophy
Naïve philosophy is a collection of attitudes which underpin philosophy at RBJones.com, wwhich is naive, unscholarly, sceptical, anarchistic and utopian. It is presented in three perspectives, Taoist, Anarchist, and Sceptical.
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.
Naive Philosophy
Naïve philosophy is a collection of attitudes which underpin philosophy at RBJones.com, wwhich is naive, unscholarly, sceptical, anarchistic and utopian. It is presented in three perspectives, Taoist, Anarchist, and Sceptical.
Introduction
Philosophy at this level borders on the inexpressible or the paradoxical. To help express the ideas I gather together a variety of perspectives.
Philosophical Naivety
This sceptical philosophy is naive in a manner similar to that of primitive art. The sceptic seeks wisdom but is acutely aware of the difficulties in its attainment. He is aware of his own limited ability to comprehend the world and his place in it, and naturally sceptical about received wisdom and accepted methods of attaining it, including academic institutions and the standards they impose.
Aspects of Scepticism
Our scepticism is open not closed, positive rather than negative and active rather than passive. It is open, pragmatic, creative, and even, utopian.
Open scepticism is a kind of theoretical scepticism, an anti-dogmatic philosophy in respect of knowledge, which enjoins suspension of judgement in all matters, accepting only that things appear to be as they do.
pragmatic scepticism is a variant of practical scepticism, an anti-dogmatic philosophy in relation to what should be done. It is a personally liberating philosophical position, liberating through the denial that logic (or anything else) provides conclusive grounds for any particular course of action.
Pragmatic scepticism sees uncertainty as liberating rather than paralysing, and hence is sympathetic rather than antagonistic to creative and utopian thinking, at least so far as these are openly rather than dogmatically speculative. Sceptical nescience is no barrier to the synthesis of an open-minded weltanshauung, or to the expression of that creative synthesis in some work of philosophy, of art, of life.
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.

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