Author: inchiki

bitterness

Looking back at some of my writing this website, I am coming to realise how naive I have been about human nature.  They might sound outlandish, but I really was genuinely imagining future societies with interconnected internet democracy, a secular yet...

being sensible

The idea of Pλosm is that every action has at its root either a logical rationalisation, or else it is an intuitive response which, by its nature, is irrational (but is still sensible*). These are the two approaches of the ‘Scientist‘...

M

The M in Pλosm stands for the Muses, Greek gods of literature, dance and music, and it extends to magic, madness, and the drunken wildness of gods like Dionysus, and Shiva (Sanskrit ‘mada’ = drunkenness, lust; perhaps the same root as...

S

The S in Pλosm represents Science. The scientist is drawn by curiosity towards the unknown. But they are also determined to keep their feet on the ground of reason. Science in its modern form is a product of the Enlightenment. But...

O

O represents the Ouroboros—an ancient possibly Egyptian symbol of a snake eating its own tail. It is also the ensō 円相—a zen symbol representing the universe, enlightenment and ‘mu’—the void. Occurring in the middle of “Pλosm” this symbol is like a...

Λ

Λ or L stands for Λόγος , logos, which is a word or argument.. a narrative and by extension a logic, a law (though ‘law’ has a different latin root–from laga, something lain down). The progress along the pada, the path,...

P

The P in Pλosm is for Path or Sanskrit पद् ‘pad’ = foot (it has the same indo-european root as in octo-pous, “eight feet“, and ‘pedal’). Each footstep on the path finds a balance between logic on the one hand, and...