Deontological Algorithms

Each problem that I solved became a rule for the next problem to solve. Each solution that I found became a rule for the next solution to find. Each day, I discovered what worked and which didn't. And after a while, the solution that worked for me became my new standard.

By René Descartes, Ezra Pound, Flannery O'Connor, Paulo Coelho,

Aug 24, 2022
7 min read

Deontological Algorithms

Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.
— René Descartes (1596-1650)
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Algorithms that Dance to the Rhythm of the Environment

Deontological Algorithms

Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.
— René Descartes (1596-1650)

For this titled responsion to work, the universality must apply to the species as a whole.

I guess one aspect of a deontological system is that it is typically normative and based on duty or obligation. However, I want to make the case (very briefly) that deontology is also natural and rooted in something broader than something we owe our fellow humans and/or planet. Morality aside (for a moment), we are querants, pattern-seeking bobbleheads always looking for a problem to solve. We can't help it!

When it comes to ethical systems, the dance that I am referring to includes the people in our environment and should solve problems related to our obligations as the dominant species on this planet. That's right, we don't have a natural predator, and as such, the conditions have emerged for concepts like duty and obligation. Otherwise, the man walking down the street owes nothing to his community, family, or environment.

An "I owe you" is a promissory note, and as such, the evidence is clear and a matter of a declaration. I promise to pay you back some predetermined amount. The "pay" doesn't have to be in the form of money. However, there is some debt that has been registered in the mind of the promissory.  

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René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist.
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The public and self-shaming begin when we ignore these promises and act perversely. Remember that this could be a self-sabotaging outcome or simply a refusal to live up to your end of the bargain. The inward and outward examples result in an erosion of trust within societies.    

Ambiguity Defines Our Language Instinct

Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.
— Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

The titled responsion is efficient; we can't help ourselves.

I am referring to the evolution of language. As such, language is living. Or is it? It's evident to me that language itself isn't living. However, language has characteristics of a complex living system, an epiphenomenal projection of sorts aggregating in populations. Output, on the other hand, is something that, for me, is a remnant of a production-centric society.

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Ezra Pound was an expatriate American poet and critic, and a major figure in the early modernist poetry movement. His contribution to poetry began with his development of Imagism.
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Output is prodigious, meaning impressively great in extent, size, or degree. A rule-based environment is an algorithm by definition. The title responsion for this article is a call for contrast—ambiguity versus efficiency in the language we use, poetic and otherwise.

The environment is and should be front of mind, in the cortex to be exact, with the pathway to prosperity in the data. The overarching theme is one of ecology. How will our information structures be built, and what type of algorithms with they dance to? How do we keep our language accurate and clear when we face so much uncertainty? Self-destruction is a poison pill away from nothingness. How's that for efficiency?

Inconvenient Truths

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
— Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)

The titled responsion is inconvenient at best; at worst, it's indigestion ...

I guess there is an element to lady Veritas where facing the truth of the matter is a hard thing to do. Perhaps we don't all have the stomach to endure, persevere, and swallow what life dishes us. Okay, enough with the gastronomic metaphors; I am just saying they were convenient, especially since I am hungry right now.

Just Not at the Expense of Ecology

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
— Paulo Coelho (1947-present)

The titled responsion is adding a condition to Paulo's call to action. Do you see what is at stake?

Have you ever seen that to have a decent possibility of being effective in life, you ought to consistently be gutsy and face challenges throughout everyday life? Numerous individuals are reluctant to take a stab at something new and face a challenge. This may appear to be a little thing, yet over the long haul it will cost you the opportunity to have achievement.

Dread of disappointment is additionally something that numerous individuals have. It is an inclination of self-hatred, just as being extremely shaky about their identity and what they do. Individuals who are hesitant to attempt new things have lower confidence than individuals who are not. The individuals who fear disappointment in their life will be frightened to take a risk and have a go at anything new.

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Paulo Coelho de Souza is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He is best known for his novel The Alchemist. In 2014, he uploaded his personal papers online to create a virtual Paulo Coelho Foundation.
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The way to make progress is to consistently be bold and face challenges. It is arduous work to succeed, yet if you figure out how to be fearless, you will have no issue discovering achievement. If you think you are deficient with regard to fortitude, at that point, the time has come to begin being bolder, and this is simpler than you may suspect.

Fearlessness is turning around your apprehensions and causing them to disappear. If you are dreadful of coming up short, at that point, it is difficult for you to do anything. You have to figure out how to beat these apprehensions, which is more straightforward than you might suspect.

On the off chance that you fear disappointment, at that point, you should attempt new things. The least demanding approach to do this is to work out an objective and challenge yourself. If you are an author, at that point, record your objectives, and once you are finished working out these objectives, you can go to the mirror and record your objectives.

You can likewise make a rundown of things that you fear; however, once you record these things, you will then be able to work on confronting those feelings of trepidation. On the off chance that you are a vocalist, at that point, sing the tunes that cause you to feel certain, and when you begin singing these melodies you will have the option to confront those apprehensions.

Another way you can have fearlessness in your life is to make companions. If you have individuals happy to support you, you will be more valiant at that point. You may need to take a stab at having a decent, emotionally supportive network. However, you will have the option to defeat every one of your feelings of dread. If you are not prepared to confront those apprehensions, at that point, you will never get an opportunity of getting to where you need to be.

Continuously be brave and take risks throughout everyday life so you can arrive at your objective of progress. The more boldness you have in your life, the more achievement you will accomplish. When you can conquer your dread of disappointment, you will have the option to accomplish everything you could ever want.

Mental fortitude is something that is found out, and it isn't something that you are brought into the world with it you find out. This isn't a feeling that you can underestimate; if you need to carry on with a joyful life, you should be valiant and search for chances to defeat your apprehensions.

On the off chance that you fear disappointment, at that point, you should roll out specific improvements throughout your life so you can succeed. Many individuals will disclose that you have to change a ton in your life to be fruitful. However, that is simply false. By changing your life, you will have the option to conquer your apprehensions and be fruitful.

Remember that it is never past the point of no return for you to begin learning and rehearsing what you have realized and applying it. On the off chance that you feel that you are sufficiently alarming to confront your apprehensions, at that point, you have to rehearse with more individuals so you can gain from their mix-ups. You should rehearse what they have said to you.

Mental fortitude is significant; if you don't have it, you have to rehearse more at that point. Continue attempting to get that boldness in your life, and you will have achievement.

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