Tag cloud

I've decided that, since there's limits on the length of my tags here, I'm going to set up a full tags hierarchy here so that I don't have to use the coloned tags. That should simplify things quite a bit.
What follows is a list of tags that I either am using or plan to use, with a short description of each.
  • Science
    Science is the method by which new things are learned about the material world. Strictly speaking, all questions of science are questions of metaphysics.
    • Evolution
      The Theory of Evolution is the most basic theory of biology.
      • Memetics
        Memetics is a theoretical and highly abstract offshoot of evolutionary theory dealing with ideas.
    • Game Theory
      Game theory is the study of the mathematics behind rational behavior.
      • Zero-Sum Games
        A zero-sum game is a game in which two players are placed in direct competition.
      • Non-Zero-Sum-Games
        A non-zero-sum game is a game in which all players are capable of cooperating or defecting from one another at will.
        • Prisoner's Dilemma
          The Prisoner's Dilemma is a game in which the interests of the players are opposed, but pure selfishness on the part of both players is worse that pure altruism.
      • Metagames
        A metagame is a game that influences the outcome of a future game.
  • Philosophy
    Philosophy is the art of answering the "deep questions" of reality.
    • Epistemology
      Epistemology is the branch of philosophy dealing with the question: "How can we know what is true?"
    • Metaphysics
      Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy dealing with the question: "How does the world work?" Strictly, all questions of science are questions of metaphysics.
    • Ethics
      Ethics is the branch of philosophy dealing with the question: "What is right and what is wrong?"
      • Egalitarianism
        Egalitarianism is the school of thought that all people should be equal. It is filed under both ethics and politics because it is both a school of ethics and a political movement.
        • Feminism
          Feminism is a social and political movement focused on women's rights. Contrary to what you might have heard, most branches of feminism promote the idea that men, women, and individuals who do not strictly fit into either category should be equal; rather than being a female-supremacist movement.
        • Privilege
          Privilege is a set of cultural biases that benefit one category of individuals at the expense of another. 
      • Consequentialism
        Consequentialism is the school of thought that no act or intention is inherently right or wrong; that rightness and wrongness are determined purely by results.
        • Hedonic Utilitarianism
          Hedonic Utilitarianism is the idea that right and wrong are determined by the amount of pleasure they produce in all living beings.
      •  Justice
        Justice is the question of what should be done with criminals and wrongdoers. It is filed under both ethics and politics because it deals with both ideals (such as the idea of giving criminals their "just desserts" or seeking the best outcome for all involved) and the practical matters involved in implementing them (such as reducing false convictions or recidivism)
    • Politics
      Politics is the branch of philosophy dealing with the question: "What would an ideal society look like?"
      • Egalitarianism
        Egalitarianism is the school of thought that all people should be equal. It is filed under both ethics and politics because it is both a school of ethics and a political movement.
        • Feminism
          Feminism is a social and political movement focused on women's rights. Contrary to what you might have heard, most branches of feminism promote the idea that men, women, and individuals who do not strictly fit into either category should be equal; rather than being a female-supremacist movement.
        • Privilege
          Privilege is a set of cultural biases that benefit one category of individuals at the expense of another. 
      •  Justice
        Justice is the question of what should be done with criminals and wrongdoers. It is filed under both ethics and politics because it deals with both ideals (such as the idea of giving criminals their "just desserts" or seeking the best outcome for all involved) and the practical matters involved in implementing them (such as reducing false convictions or recidivism) 
      •  Society 2.0: My personal political philosophy, based on the rejection of tradition and historical precedent.
    • Aesthetics
      Aesthetics is the branch of philosophy dealing with the question: "What is beauty?"
  • Gaming
    Material filed under "Gaming" is connected to games in some way.
    • Dungeons and Dragons
      Dungeons and Dragons is the original role-playing game. It is one of the classics, and still relevant.
      • D20 3.6i
        D20 3.6i is my personal revision to the D20 system.
    • Shadowrun
      Shadowrun is a Mundane Fantastic/Cyberpunk game.
    • World of Darkness
      The World of Darkness is an Urban Fantasy/Horror game.
  • Administrative Tags
    These tags are used purely for reference and sorting material.
    • Cyan-level Material
      Cyan-level material is material on which I am an expert or can be fact-checked by an expert, and is not considered controversial.
    • Green-level Material
      Green-level material is material that is not considered controversial (at least among experts in the field), but on which I cannot be fact-checked and am not personally an expert.
    • Yellow-level Material
      Yellow-level material is material that is considered controversial.
    • Red-level Material
      Red-level material is material that is my own original work or my own philosophy.
    • Violet-level Material
      Violet-level material is material that has been discredited.
    • Unflagged Material
      Unflagged material is material that has not been placed in a material category.
    • Personal
      Personal items are things related to the blogger's own life.
    • Internet
      Internet items are in some way connected to the internet.
    • Links
      Links are items that connect to some other site.
    • Topics
      Topics are collections of posts on a given subject. They are intended to be read sequentially.
    • Paradigm Warning
      The Paradigm Warning is the header that precedes any post that is likely to shatter the reader's worldview.

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