Archive for the ‘Metaphysics of Memory Worldview’ Category

Notes on Memoidealism (1.14)

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Here we map objections (and further development) of Berkeley to Locke’s epistemology outlined in the previous note to memoidealistic epistemology:

1. There is no need for special substance to contain primary qualities.

Memory is of the same substance as memories.

2. Ideas exist independently of us in God.

Ideas not contained in memories of specific individuals can be contained either in memories of other individuals or outside memories in Memory.

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Notes on Memoidealism (1.13)

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Here we try to map memoidealistic epistemological counterparts to Locke’s theory of perception.

1. Ideas of sensation

Sense organs receive memory snapshots from other memories

2. Ideas of reflection

Memory snapshots from mind reflecting snapshots from other memories

3. Substance

Memory as a foundation of Universe

3. Primary qualities

Qualities associated with Memory as a substance

4. Secondary qualities

Qualities associated with memories as parts of Memory

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On Matter

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

If memory is the foundation of everything and the first principle then what about matter? We view matter as curvature of memory (currently metaphorically) and also as a constraining “filter” device that limits (and processes) memories. The latter view of limits is similar to some theories viewing brain (body) as a constraining device for mental reality (consciousness)*.

(*) Irreducible Mind (Kelly & Kelly et al.), pp. 28-29

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The Trinity of Memory Worldview

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

The Memory Worldview consists of 3 parts:

1. The Science of Memoretics

2. The Philosophy of Memoidealism (including Memory as the first principle)

3. The Memory Religion (Memorianity)

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Philosophical Self-Interview

Monday, September 12th, 2011

In 3×3 format:

Q. What philosophical school do I belong to?

A. I consider myself the last Presocratic philosopher.

Q. What is my difference from the first Presocratics?

A. The philosophy of Memoidealism that I founded postulates that Memory is the essence of things, the first principle, like fire.

Q. Can I name 3 great philosophers?

A. 3 V’s: Giambattista Vico, Circle Vienna, Dmitry Vostokov (*). The circle is not one philosopher though but a cloud memory aggregate. If you insist on a person I would then replace it with Voltaire.

(*) The idea came to me after reading that Ayn Rand could only recommend 3 A’s - Aristotle, Aquinas, and Ayn Rand.

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On Memory-Time vs. Space-Time

Friday, May 20th, 2011

I came to the idea of Memory-Time when reading about Samuel Alexander’s Space-Time (see also Memory Creates God). Here Memory plays the same foundational part as Space with memory-instants paralleling point-instants. I recently found the notion of memory-time (small capitals) appearing in Wittgenstein lectures as cited in Jaakko Hintikka’s paper “Wittgenstein on being and time”. However, it is considered there from the phenomenological subject-based perspective with a role of memory in the creation of time and external world and was only present in the earlier Tractatus-based Wittgenstein’s worldview.

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On Natural Theology

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Having written on how Memoidealism explains miracles I now move into explaining the whole discipline of natural theology. I use one of the current definitions of it as “the idea that there exists some link between the world we observe and another transcendent realm” (Alister McGrath, Darwinism and The Divine). One such link is a memory dump from an inaccessible memory region.

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Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 5 is available for download

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

I’m pleased to announce that MDAA, Volume 5 is available in PDF format:

It features:

- 25 new crash dump analysis patterns
- 11 new pattern interaction case studies (including software tracing)
- 16 new trace analysis patterns
- 7 structural memory patterns
- 4 modeling case studies for memory dump analysis patterns
- Discussion of 3 common analysis mistakes
- Malware analysis case study
- Computer independent architecture of crash analysis report service
- Expanded coverage of software narratology
- Metaphysical and theological implications of memory dump worldview
- More pictures of memory space and physicalist art
- Classification of memory visualization tools
- Memory visualization case studies
- Close reading of the stories of Sherlock Holmes: Dr. Watson’s observational patterns
- Fully cross-referenced with Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4

Its table of contents is available here:

Paperback and hardcover versions should be available in a week or two. I also started working on Volume 6 that should be available in November-December.

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Notes on Memoidealism (1.12)

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Similar to Buddhism view of a person as a transient assemblage of physical and psychical elements Memorianity considers a person as an assemblage of memories always in flux. To be saved correctly also means working with memories to overcome their original defects and reorder chains of memory perspectives. This is similar to karmic laws and past actions that determine the nature of rebirth. See also on Morality and Memorianity.

Why it is so difficult to restore everything that was saved? Here André-Marie Ampère’s notion of dynamic resistance when we try to penetrate matter is similar to memuonic resistance when we try to penetrate Memory.

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Memory->analysis or M->analysis in short is a new pattern-driven psychotherapeutic method based on Unified Memory Theory (another name for Memory Worldview). It has a logo as well:

The name was inspired by M-theory and unified field theories. Please also see my interpretation of M-theory. Another name variant is M-analysis which can be used as a shortcut to M->analysis.

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Notes on Memoidealism (1.11)

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Alexander of Aphrodisias considers soul as a composition of bodily elements and immortal active intellect (god) comprehensible by our own intellects. This view excludes individual immortality but allows the temporary one by actively contemplating god. In memoidalism we can also consider soul as a composition of memory elements and Memory (as whole totality of memories) as immortal supra-intellect and through its contemplation (including other memories) we attain immortality.

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Metaphysical Society of Ireland

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

In order to promote memory dump worldview and associated philosophy of memoidealism we have founded a society with a mission to teach memory dump analysis to everyone.

Dmitry Vostokov
Director of Studies

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Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 4 is available for download

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

I’m pleased to announce that MDAA, Volume 4 is available in PDF format:

It features:

- 15 new crash dump analysis patterns
- 13 new pattern interaction case studies
- 10 new trace analysis patterns
- 6 new Debugware patterns and case study
- Workaround patterns
- Updated checklist
- Fully cross-referenced with Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3
- Memory visualization tutorials
- Memory space art

Its table of contents is available here:

Paperback and hardcover versions should be available in a week or two. I also started working on Volume 5 that should be available in December.

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Notes on Memoidealism (1.10)

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

There is similarity between the tandem of Memoidealism / Memorianity and Mimāṃsā school of philosophy. The former is based on hermeneutics of memory snapshots and the latter is based on hermeneutics of sacred texts. People often ask is there any God in Memory Religion. The answer is both yes and no. Like in Mimāṃsā system the gods are names found in memory snapshots. In that sense Memorianity has some features of sacramental atheism. At the same time Memory is the creator of memories.

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Notes on Memoidealism (1.9)

Monday, March 29th, 2010

The philosophy of Melissus of Samos has the notion of an infinite number of moments in the past.

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Notes on Memoidealism (1.8)

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Some parallels can be seen between the MAP feature of memoidealistic philosophy and ātman in Hindu philosophy situating both inside an individual and Universe.

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Notes on Memoidealism (1.7)

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Some differences with Anaxagoras philosophy where Mind is a partial substance to distinguish animate and inanimate and is a source of Motion. In memoidealism Memory is a substance that is always present in things including itself and is a source of Process.

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Notes on Memoidealism (1.6)

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Although everything changes in the philosophy of Heraclitus, its Urstoff, fire, is eternal, indestructable. The same can be said about Memory and its memory fragments. Memoidealism has also some proximity with the notion of everlasting existence of thought of or spoken named objects in the philosophy of Parmenides. Once we think of or speak of something we immediately recall a memory fragment from and, at the same time, commit it to Memory again, perhaps as a different memory fragment, an assembled new memory trace.

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Notes on Memoidealism (1.5)

Friday, September 18th, 2009

The notion of transmigration of memories in Memoidealism has its similarity with Orphicism. The notions of limited (memories) and unlimited memory (Memory), and “things are memories” similar to Pythagoreanism view on Limited and Unlimited, and “things are numbers”.

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Notes on Memoidealism (1.4)

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Urstoff of Anaximenes is Air much like Memory in memoidealism. How do concrete objects develop from invisible Air? Through the process of condensation and rarefaction, quality arises from quantity (reduction process). Eternity of Urstoff is one of the main features of Milesian philosophers and memory religion. No additional worlds are possible in their philosophies. They are “materialists” because of their material Urstoff. Memoidealists are “idealists” because of their ideal notion of Memory.

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