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A current outline of Searching for GSOT appears below. Three older blogs called Subsidiary Questions are also maintained here (see below the outline).

Some will have more interest in the family blogs than in the other, more philosophical ones. Click Guyton-Weigle Family blogs for an selected, annotated list.

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 of the heart  #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  #92
.         Becoming ringbearers  #93
.         Freedom  #94

Postscript
.         Three close impenetrables #95

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

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