Critical Essays &  Long Poems

The Gunks essays (Philosopher's Stone) have been published elsewhere. The Gunks essay series consists of an approachable journey throughout the region known as The Gunks (Northern Shawangunk Ridge System), with an emphasis on the phenomenology of perception as richly experienced in the specific environment. The Philosophy-of-Mind essays included below are more extensive critical analyses that ground much of the larger art and writing initiatives associated with Anxious-Buddha/Eye and Mind Studio in current scientific and philosophical discussions.  Doubt Dialogues and Immanent Sky differ in that they are poetic or metaphoric in both style and substance in comparison to the critical dialogues below.

Poetic Narratives

Doubt Dialogues is a long-poem dialogue between a young Anxious Buddha and a mature Anxious Buddha. 

Immanent Sky is a lyrical rendering of the Mythology of Lack

Philosophy-of-Mind Essays

Perception: More Than Meets The Eye is an essay that is designed to principally emphasize the point that Artificial Intelligence models require a description of perception as active, not a passive shuttling of 'detected' patterns.
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Becoming Negative Space is a philosophical discourse that addresses core features of an 'organism-centered' discussion of 'sentience' and 'mind' in comparison to today's empty and malnourished 'gene-centered' models.
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Sentience: The Instantiation is a critical look at some contemporary models for consciousness and how they fall short by ultimately denying sentience to so-called "empty" processes at the same time that they are asserted as basic.
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