This site is organized as an entailment net. It is a collection of linked ideas, where the links show how one idea entails another. (Note: There are some unlinked ideas in the 'Node List' above that need to be linked in). Through a never-ending bootstrapping process, this net can be modified into a more coherent and self-reproducing expression. The CEStoic community democraticallycreates its own rules about how to change the community's net.
The current state of this worldview (at any time) is always a starting point, and never a complete or unimprovable collection of ideas.
We are building a knowledge commons (a resource + a community + a set of social protocols to maintain the resource and community for the long-term). The resource of this commons is a particular worldview. CEStoicism is a mostly-philosophical worldview built of ideas from:
Concerned with "the general forms to be found in the dynamics and organisation of complex systems (living systems, small groups and communities, cultures and societies): how they emerge and develop, how they maintain themselves as stable wholes, how they evolve and adapt in changing circumstances." From Bernard Scott↗ Cybernetics can be described as the study of "feedback and circular causality in biological and social systems" From Bernard Scott↗
"...life processes themselves, by their very nature, are meaning-making, informational processes, that is, sign processes (semioses), and thus can be fruitfully understood within a semiotic perspective." from Towards A Semiotic Biology: Life Is The Action Of Signs. Edited by Kull Kalevi, Emmeche Claus
A philosophy of how to live one's life (microethics). Goal of leading a florishing life with a peace of mind, focusing on things within our control (mostly our own thoughts and attitudes), understanding that being a good person is primary and everything else are preferred or dispreferred 'indfferents', using a reflective mind to possibly distance oneself from the raw emotions of a sitution and choosing whether or not to give them assent.
A perspective for a democratic economy that serves the human- (as opposed to capital-) defined needs of society (macroethics).
This site meshes with the long pre-existing Principia Cybernetica website (PCw). Parts of this site links to parts of PCw. Because PCw was created long ago and by other people, we used web annotations to add links from parts of PWc to this site and to add notes to PCw pages. To be able to see those links and notes, create a free Hypothes.is↗ account, log in and search for "user:CEStoicism".