The Dynamic of RBJones.com
Index
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.
The Stack of Change
This is a "stack" of work in progress on this website.

This is an experiment to help me keep track of what I am working on (or perhaps more the ones I'm not actually working on but have left in mid flow to follow some other hare).

I expect it to be a stack only in the loosest sense. Which is, that the stuff at the top is what I'm working on. The stuff later I was working on before that, and the further down you go the more distant the prospect that I will ever get back to it.

I generally have so many pages in an incomplete state (most of them!) that I loose track of pages before I ever finish them. Maybe this page will help me to get things nearer to completion.
Reflexive Foundations
The search for a non-well-founded foundation system suited to the formal development of mathematics.
Metaphysics
Groping for a grip on metaphysics.
Work on a synthesis of elements of rationality and romanticism, with the help of readings from Isaiah Berlin
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.
Re-engineering the process of developing this website.
Scepticism and Positivism
The fundamental ethos of this web site is sceptical and scepticism is the main content of the "naive philosophy" which underpins all my other philosophy. At a "higher" level my "positive" philosophy is in large part metaphysicsl positivism. The articulation both of the sceptical and the positivistic aspects of my philosophy are skeletal, and this topic concerns fleshing them out a bit.
Logic and Mathematics
At the extreme rationalist end of my philosophy formal methods loom large and in these logic and mathematics are crucial. This is infrastructure for formal philosophy.
New at RBJones.com
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.
2009-04-01
Started this "new project" on an old theme. The project is to nail this topic with a short monograph for publication as a paperback, supported by quite a lot of additional material on the web site.
2006-07-01
Scepticism is a philosophical attitude in the context of which all my philosophy takes place. In my search both for how to make the material on scepticism a better account of the reality of scepticism for me, thinking at the same time about my attempts to get a "romantic" side off the ground, I realised that an important element of romanticism belongs "down here" with the scepticisms rather than "up there" with metaphysical positivism, and after a few awful headings I decided that "Naive Philosphy" would do the trick. However, I didn't get very far in writing and rewriting this stuff to make it match my present conception of how it should be.
I decided to split a bit off my conception of "Existential Positivism" to fit together with theoretical and practical scepticism into "Naive Philosophy".
Details of which pages are new and which have changed at the last upload.
Up to 2006-06-01.
Home Page History
Links to previous versions of the RBJones.com home page, together with some notes on the history of my web presence.

The links here are to pages in the present web site which were at some stage in the past the home page that you get if you come into the site using only the domain name. When modest changes take place the home page is updated in situ, but if something more radical happens a new page is started.

They don't necessarily look like the did at the time, some material may be automatically incorporated from other pages which have changed, the things referred to may change, and in some cases the topic the page addresses may still be developing and the old home page is updated as my thinking about that topic develops..

At this point I decided to start with a "blank sheet" on the book/books. So I archived the home page and started again with a blank home page.
Here I focused on the structure of my ideas for achieving a better integrated synthesis between the rational and romantic sides of my philosophy.
The Dark Ages (2001-2005)
I don't have a version of the home page dating between 2001 and 2005. After my burst of ideas at the beginning of 2000 I quickly went into creative meltdown, and though I continued to do some fragmentary work which appeared buried in the web site, I did was not working on the web site as such.
Two new domain names are introduced, x-logic.org and openbrand.org (which have since been abandoned).
The last view of RBJones.com as Factasia.
This is the earliest home page in which RBJones.com has been styled as "Factasia". The rationale for the transition to this conception of the web site is discussed in premonitions of Factasia
The website was begun as soon as I first had access to a web server, which was in 1994, though at that time the service was internal to ICL (International Computers Limited as was, now absorbed into Fujitsu). The site became visible globally probably in 1995. I don't have a copy of the home pages of these early sites, but an idea of the content of the sites can be obtained by searching the present website for "created 1994" using Google. The first things I did were HTML conversions of some philosophical classics, various pages of links and the beginnings of the bibliography and glossary.

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