Jonathan Mize

Jonathan Mize
University of North Texas | UNT · Department of Philosophy & Religion Studies

Bachelor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Analytic philosophy and mathematics, more specifically: logic, mereology, model theory, category theory and computational complexity theory. I’m especially interested in the Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe and its applications in philosophy and mathematics.

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A novel metaphysical paradigm is knocking at our door. Christopher Langan's Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe (CTMU), though it is currently underappreciated, is a theory of everything that has the potential to alter every facet of our world. In this short book, the author presents the core ideas of Langan's theory in a simple and straightf...
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Panentheism is a theism with great potential. Whereas pantheism takes God to be equivalent to the world, panentheism entertains as much while still asserting God's transcendence of the mere world. There is much beauty in this idea that God is both "in the world" and "above" it. But there is also much subtlety and confusion. Panentheism is notorious...
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Fundamentally, there are two forms of reasoning: (1) thinking of something as a symbol in an already-defined set of rules and (2) thinking of something as an entity in its own right, without relation to any given formal system. Yes, a symbol is a symbol. The Φ on the chalkboard stands for something. But that is not the only way we can think about t...
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Panentheism is a theism with great potential. Whereas pantheism takes God to be equivalent to the world, panentheism entertains as much while still asserting God’s transcendence of the mere world. There is much beauty in this idea that God is both “in the world” and “above” it. But there is also much subtlety and confusion. Panentheism is notorious...
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The Curry-Howard correspondence is often called the proofs-as-programs result. I offer a generalization of this result, something which may be called machines as programs. Utilizing this insight, I introduce two new Turing Machines called "Ceiling Machines." The formal ingredients of these two machines are nearly identical. But there are crucial di...
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The Curry-Howard correspondence is often called the proofs-as-programs result. I offer a generalization of this result, something which may be called machines as programs. Utilizing this insight, I introduce two new Turing Machines called "Ceiling Machines." The formal ingredients of these two machines are nearly identical. But there are crucial di...
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The science of first order complex systems has been on the rise. Combining state of the art elements from probability theory, evolution theory, network theory and statistical physics systems theory seeks to understand the foundations of dynamic interaction. In general, the question of the observability and analyzability of complex systems is seen a...
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The Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe is a self-simulation model of reality proposed in the 1980s by Christopher Langan and subsequently developed, most notably in the 2002 paper, "The CTMU: A New Kind of Reality Theory", and later papers including "The Metaformal System" (2018). In this brief paper, the author analyzes some of the CTMU's l...
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Recently there have been numerous proposed solutions to the problem of logical omniscience in doxastic and epistemic logic. Though these solutions display an impressive breadth of subtlety and motivation, the crux of these approaches seems to have a common theme-minor revisions around the ubiquitous Kripke semantics-rooted approach. In addition, th...
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Christopher Langan's Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe (CTMU) was first published no less than two decades ago. Unfortunately, however, this work has received little attention from contemporary academia. Mr. Langan is often lambasted for his ostensible prolixity, obscurantism, and his writings' supposed "lack of rigor". However, if one hold...
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PREFACE There are not many points in history at which a theory, seemingly reaching down from the heavens, rearranges the collective mental landscape. Oftentimes, it is not a "reaching" but perhaps closer to an imbuing, a well-arranged yet pathos-lined overflowing of the intellectual boundaries of the times. With Chris Langan and his Cognitive-Theor...
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This essay introduces the theoretical basics of a novel economic and political system, what I term "Cooperative Confederalism". CC, as it will be referred to below, structures 'nations' into largely autonomous 'districts', which, providing their citizens with more than mere freedom of economic adlib, give to their people greater political power and...
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The phrase, "contemporary philosophical poetry" unfortunately seems somewhat of a non sequitur. This philosophical chapbook's aim is to change that. This is a collection of abstract, socio-politically themed poems, grouped under dialectically progessing "chapters". Ultimately, the reader is shown that social reality is neither atomic nor collective...
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The problem of logical omniscience has been obviated. Jens Bjerring, after his Impossible Worlds and Logical Omniscience: An Impossibility Result, went on to collaborate with Mattias Skipper, publishing A dynamic solution to the problem of logical omniscience in 2018. This solution serves as a brilliant framework with which to model logically “limi...
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The broadening of society-the warm embracing of those who were once excluded-is a beautiful process. Throughout the last half-century society has progressed in ways utterly unfathomable to our not-so-distant ancestors. Yet, the basis on which contemporary societal enrichment now stands-the development and solidification of identity-is not exempt fr...
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Analytical sociology has provided the social sciences with a fresh, new perspective. But there are still many lacunae left to fill within sociological thought. In this paper I will address one of these gaps; I believe that sociology is missing a framework with which to adequately address the intersubjective, intentional nature of micro-social dynam...

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Projects (3)
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Publish a relatively short book (120-150pg) of "Socratic" dialogues on Christopher Langan's CTMU
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Publish a book helping to expand acquaintance with the CTMU