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This website is dedicated to the free publication of a philosophical enquiry concerning ontology and epistemology.

The completion of the work is anticipated to take years (but hopefully not decades). Sections will be uploaded as their revision becomes finalized—and will be denoted with a bullet (•) in the table of contents. Sections not yet uploaded are provisionally listed for reference, and are subject to change. All contents are offered as public domain under the CC-0 license.

If you have questions or would like to be informed of newly uploaded chapters via email, please contact me—Michael W Moiceanu—at MWM@anenquiry.info.



An Enquiry into the Nature of Being

Michael W Moiceanu (MWMoiceanu)

Preface

Preface Stub

Volume One: Certainty, Awareness, Will, Mind, and Selfhood

Part I: Foundational Principles

Chapter 1: Demarcating Certainty, Uncertainty, and Doubt

Chapter 2: The Cohort of All Those Concerned

Chapter 3: Validating The Law of Noncontradiction

Chapter 4: Validating Fallibilism

Part 2: Awareness

Chapter 5: The Presence of the Eidem

Chapter 6: Modes of Awareness

Chapter 7: An Eidem’s Three Strata of Awareness

Chapter 8: Demarcating Consciousness

Part 3: Causation, Volition, and its Determinants

Chapter 9: Concerning Determinants

Chapter 10: Conceivable Types of Causes

Chapter 11: Three Mutually Exclusive Types of Causal Reality

Chapter 12: Validating Freewill

Chapter 13: Volition’s Basic Determinants, Part I

Chapter 14: Volition’s Basic Determinants, Part II

Chapter 15: Volitional Happiness and Volitional Suffering

Chapter 16: Of Uncertainty and Choice

Part 4: Negating the Logical Possibility of Solipsism

Chapter 17: An Eidem’s Discernment of its Body

Chapter 18: Requirements for Effect Production

Chapter 19: The Impossibility of Being the Sole Eidem in Existence

Part 5: Mind

Chapter 20: An Eidem-Inclusive Bundle Theory of Mind

Chapter 21: Enactive, Inherent, and Disjoined Volitions

Chapter 22: Concerning Thought

Chapter 23: Concerning Memory

Chapter 24: Concerning Forethought

Chapter 25: Concerning Expectations

Chapter 26: Concerning Selfhood

Chapter 27: Concerning Self-Awareness

Chapter 28: Concerning the Animus and the Anima

Chapter 29: Happiness and Suffering Revisited

Volume Two: Forms, Objectivity, Compatibilism, Truth, and Value

Part 8: Form Determinacy

Chapter 30: Formal Interdeterminacy

Chapter 31: Four Jointly Exhaustive Possibilities of Form

Chapter 32: Of Relations between Body and Mind

Part 9: Deriving the Metaphysics of Objectivity

Chapter 33: Concurrences of Eidems

Chapter 34: Four Jointly Exhaustive Types of Reality

Chapter 35: Concerning the Two Types of Objective Reality

Chapter 36: Retroactive Compatibilism

Chapter 37: Progressive Uniformitarianism

Chapter 38: Concerning the Paranatural

Part 10: Concerning Truth and Belief

Chapter 39: Four Truth Types

Chapter 40: Of Trust and Belief

Chapter 41: Enactive, Learned, and Innate Trust

Part 11: Value Theory

Chapter 42: The Identity Preservation Drive

Chapter 43: Deriving What Should be from that Endstate Scenario which Is

Chapter 44: The Egolessness Endstate

Chapter 45: The Rulership Endstate

Chapter 46: The Stasis Endstate

Chapter 47: The Nonbeing Endstate

Chapter 48: The Null Endstate

Chapter 49: Compound Teloi and Teloi Concessions

Chapter 50: Competition between Teloi

Volume Three: Reasoning, Epistemology, Spacetime, Aesthetics, and Science

Part 12: Reasoning

Chapter 51: Logical Identity, Noncontradiction, and the Excluded Middle

Chapter 52: Of Form and Causal Information

Chapter 53: Of Reasoning and Justification

Chapter 54: Of Pre-Socratic Logos and the Notion of Karma

Chapter 55: Abductions, Inductions, and Deductions

Chapter 56: Of Numbers and Mathematics

Part 13: Epistemology

Chapter 57: Justification

Chapter 58: Knowledge

Chapter 59: Understanding

Part 14: Spacetime

Chapter 60: The Intrasubjective Present Moment

Chapter 61: The Diasubjective Present Moment

Chapter 62: Intra-, Inter-, and Dia-syncretic Spacetime

Part 15: Aesthetics

Chapter 63: Biological Fairness

Chapter 64: Psychological Fairness

Chapter 65: Conceptual Fairness

Part 16: Science

Chapter 66: The Scientific Method

Chapter 67: Natural Selection

Chapter 68: On the Emergence of Life from Nonlife

Chapter 69: Concerning the Beginning and End of the Universe