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O.G. Rose
4 min readApr 24, 2024

Belonging Again (Part II.1) by O.G. Rose

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The following is a playlist and guide for II.1, featuring the table of contents. Also, for videos that cover the main arch of Part I to prepare for Part II, please see:

Here is also a discussion with Cadell Last which provides an overview of “the arch” for II.1:

Belonging Again (Part II.1: An Address)





Book 1: Coming to Terms with Childhood
Introduction: Addressing the Explanation

Chapter I: How Does Anyone Leave Plato’s Cave?

I.1A–I.1D: Comparing Translations of the Allegory

I.2: Plato, Nietzsche, and “Bestow Centrism”

I.3: How Do We Assure Everyone Is Persuadable Without Totalitarianism?

I.4: How Does Anyone Come to Understand That It Really Matters to Understand What Really Matters?

Chapter II: Neurodiversity, Simone Weil, and Nash Equilibria

II.1: Lorenzo Barberis Canonico and Neurotypically Stuck at Rational Impasses

II.2A: Giving Attention to “The Meta-Crisis” of Affliction.

II.2B: Addressing Gravity with Grace

Chapter III: The Plans of Affliction or Preparation for Singularity

III.1: Pluralism, the Essential Limits of Mind, and the Affliction of Globalization and Pluralism

III.2A: Preparing Attention Before “The (Lacking) Invisible” to Avoid Afflicting Plans of “The Visible”

III.2B: We Must Unplan Our Lives

III.3A: Thoughts on “Cosmic Evolutionary Philosophy and a Dialectical Approach to Technological Singularity” by Cadell Last

III.3B-II.3C: Approaching Technological Singularity and Harmonizing RSIs

Chapter IV: May Gödel’s River-Hole Move the Sun and Other Stars

IV.1: The Gödel Point and Nihilism of Stanley Rosen

IV.2A–IV.2C: The River-Hole…and Systems & Subjects by Cadell Last

IV.3: A Childlike, Faithful Presence for Negentropy in Zones of Unknowability




Book 2: The Problem of Scale (Part I)
Introduction: The Stakes

Chapter I: Problem-Prevention and the Hope of It All Melting Away

I.1: Hope(less) and Probability Favoring Problem-Solving

I.2: Osho’s Emphasis on Elevating Consciousness

Chapter II: Game B and the Dark Renaissance

II.1: The Debate

II.2A: Ideological Negotiation and Systemic Planning

II.2B: “The Knowledge Problem” of Fredrich Hayek

II.3A: Debating the Fixed and Changeable Arrows

II.3B: The Rationality of Freedom Relative to Ethics, Hermeneutic Binding, and the Correlation Between Diversity and Systemization

Chapter III: Will the Problem of Scale Self-Correct?

III.1: Georffrey West and Possibly Conflicting Natural and Human Laws of Scale

III.2: Accelerating to Death

Chapter IV: Rhetoric and Discourse

IV.1: Can Rhetoric Save the World, Dostoevsky?

IV.2A-IV.2B: The Epistemological…Primacy of Speech with Jonathan Rauch

IV.2C: Milton’s “Areopagitica,” Loncar’s Kuhn…. “Open(ing) Systems”

IV.3A: “There Is No Big Brother”

IV.3B: Low Order and High Order Causality

IV.3C: The Grand Kafkaesque State of Discourse

IV.4A: The Narratives…Against Essential But “High Order Rhetoric”

IV.4B: Discourse Has No “Problem of Scale,” Only Unnatural Rhetoric

IV.5: The Wor(l)d

Chapter V: Fundamental (Meta)physics of Socioeconomics

V.1A–V.1B: The Dialectic Between Creativity and Energy 309

V.1C–V.1D: Considering “Scarcity” as Economic Paradigm

V.2A–V.2E: On Demand

V.2F: Demand and “Internal Coordination”

V.3A: On Timenergy by David McKerracher

V.3B: Considering “Autonomous Freedom as Self-Correcting” and the Order of Freedom and Prosperity in Adam Smith

V.3C: The Need for “Something More”

V.4A: The Great Stagnation and Fundamental Incompleteness of Economics

V.4B: Antifragility, Reflexivity, Speculation-Hiding, and “This Time Is Different”

V.4C: Ivan Illich, Herbert Marcuse, and More on “Economic Incompleteness”

V.4D: Tools of Conviviality and Useful Unemployment

V.4E: Disabling Phenomenology and the Scarcity of Disablement

V.4F: “Shadows of Former Selves” and “The Skill Crisis”

V.4G: Disablement, Boredom by Patricia Meyer Spacks, and Developed Peace

V.4H: A Disabled World to Address Thymos…Before Scarcity Is Lack

Chapter VI: The (End) of True History

VI.1A: A New Core

VI.1B: The End of True History and Absolute Choice

VI.1C: Literacy, Levinas’ Otherness, and “Human Hiddenness”

VI.2A-VI.2C: On Forgiveness

VI.2D: “The Reason to Be Angry Forever” by Agnes Callard

VI.2E-V.2F: How Sunflowers Grow

VI.3A: The Value and Spirit of a Friendly Child’s Religion

VI.3B: Capital, the Pleasure Principle, (De)compression, and Friendship

VI.3C: Kojin Karatani, Modes of Exchange, and Ionia

VI.3D: A Global Revolution of Lack and Regulatory “Perpetual Peace”

VI.4: Look at the Birds of the Air




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