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A current outline of Searching for GSOT appears below. Additional blogs will be posted at least 1 per week for another 2 months or so. Three older blogs called Subsidiary Questions are also maintained here (see below the outline).

Setting the stage
.         Searching for GSOT in a time of suspicion  #1
.         Five rules for GSOT: a preview  #2
.         Positivism
.         .         I.    Start from where we are  #3
.         .         II.   Free to choose  #4
.         .         III.  Immediacy and particularity  #5
.         .         IV.  The structure of play  #6
.         .         V.   Nothing there, the mind of a frog  #7
.                   VI.  Less than all  #8
.         Fundamentalism
.         .         I.    Better than nothing  #9
.         .         II.   What does the Bible say?  #10
.         .         III.  God’s Words  #11
.         .         IV.  Favor and doom  #12
.         Everyday life  #13

Rule #1. Every sentence
.         Every sentence is first person  #14
.         Choosing to deny free will  #15
.         Free will expressed in first-person  #16

Rule #2. No overarching viewpoint
.         No overarching viewpoint  #17
.                 (disappearance of the mind-body problem)
.         Agreement is not required  #18

Rule #3. Pragmatism
.         Charles Peirce’s pragmaticism  #19
.         Does God exist?  #20
.         Realism versus idealism  #21
.         Cause or will?  #22
.         Chaos, chance, and will  #23
.         Beans are the perfect food  #24
.         Does the brain create the mind?  #25
.         Does God bestow free will?  #26
.         Kate goes to Suzhou  #27
.         Life and learning in Suzhou  #28
.         A change of plans  #29
.         Born in Suzhou, Huston Smith  #30
.         Pragmatism and free will  #31

Rule #4. Break these rules
.         Break these rules  #32
.         Breakdown of the bicameral mind  #33
.         Epimenides, prophet from Crete  #34
.         Emergence of mathematics  #35
.         Boolean thinking  #36
.         Principia Mathematica and Kurt Gödel  #37

.         The most beautiful word in any language  #38
.         An island rising  #39
.         Ich und du  #40
.         Saying thou to the universe  #41

Rule #5. Get back to the rules
.         Get back to the rules  #42
.         Pragmatic free will for individuals and groups  #43
.         Free will: an exercise  #44
.         Clara and Luther  #45
.         The Pupil and the Teacher  #46
.         The Will – circa 1911  #47
.         Growing up – the sixties in Mississippi  #48
.         Albert Camus – lucidity and decision  #49
.         The Meaning of Persons – Paul Tournier  #50
.         Evil is choosing the lesser good -Augustine  #51
.         Who let the wild ass run free? – book of Job  #52
.         Schopenhauer. 1. Introduction  #53
.         Schopenhauer. 2. From starting point to one GSOT, or two?  #54
.         Schopenhauer. 3. The Will  #55
.         Schopenhauer. 4. The worst of all possible worlds  #56
.         Schopenhauer. 5. An atheist seeks immortality  #57
.         The will from Schopenhauer to Tolstoy  #58
.         Sonya Tolstoy’s contribution  #59
.         Tolstoy, history, and mutual will  #60
.         Sonya or Leo Tolstoy – whose side are you on?  #61
.         Is free will an illusion? Not by these 5 rules  #62
.         Does free will exist?  Summary Q & A  #63

Application
.         The anthropic principle  #64
.         Rediscovering character  #65
.         The Swinging Gate – an autobiography at age 11  #66
.         Connecting with the East  #67
.         Ott in a hurry  #68
.         Sometimes it’s better to be stupid  #69
.         Welcome back, Sin  #70
.         Benevolence or kindness?  #71
.         Sensitive, purposeful, expendable  #72
.         To fight hate with love  #73
.         A China connection  #74
.         Social-mindedness and World War II  #75
.         From will to responsibility  #76
.         Treasure in heaven  #77
.         Owning in common  #78
.         Power and systems  #79
.         Water to cripple and heal  #80
.         Whirly-go, soldering, and forgiveness  #81
.         Early education: counting to ten  #82
.         Slowly rising pressure  #83
.         Medical education for the world and home  #84
.         Neighbors and family  #85
.         Ole Miss and James Meredith  #86
.         Reflections on race  #87
.         Gilbert Ryle, reconnecting mind and body  #88
.         Should we make every choice scientifically?  #89
.         The middle domes  #90
.         I am not my brain  #91
.         Ringbearers  #93
.         Becoming ringbearers – to be posted next

Subsidiary Questions
Part 1. Students in detention #A
Part 2. Rules of the game #B
Part 3. A pinch of truth #C