My hope is to eventually create a
Useful model to describe the way we think. I plan to go through the different aspects that could be involved in this model incrementally over time, and eventually describe a structure for thought that may provide useful in day-to-day life.
Concept-space: Our mental model that contains everything we think about. This would fall under the traditional idea of
A priori thought. These are the mental frameworks we use to communicate with ourselves and others.
It is interesting that these two ideas fall into the duality of
A priori and
A posteriori thought. It isn’t a duality I assumed to exist when I started exploring structures of thought. But it makes sense that a first pass attempt at a model for thought would involve this age-old duality.
A lot of my thoughts on this topic are taken from
Eliezer Yudkowsky’s writings. I’ve added my own thoughts and am trying to shape the ideas in a way that makes them easier to wrap my head around, but I would not claim much originality here.
I also have done some but not enough research on different philosophical works on epistemology. That will be part of the ongoing exploration here. Still, while further research goes on, I think it’s useful to provide a current state of my thoughts on epistemology, and how we can apply it in our lives.