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A Bird's Eye View - A Playful planksip® Commentary on the Directionality of Light and Perception

Incipit with planksip® literary analysis, I have already deconstructed and demonstrated the entire process elsewhere, today's exposition is a further explanation of the S&P (for Socrates and Plato respectively).  First of all, you have to run the P.A.S.F. filter. Once you have this relational data set you can selectively remove instances of Plato, Socrates and Aristotle.

The S&P (Socrates and Plato) multiplier and the S.P.A. (..., Aristotle) multiplier require a definitional and teleological (goal based) explanation. Relevant to the foundation of all that is planksip® and the philosophy of p.(x)., the planksip® approach on literary analysis is Socratic, Platonic and Aristotelian. This foundational Hellenic assumption reifies Alfred North Whitehead claim that, “The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” This does not mean that the approach is dogmatic nor does it mean that dogmatism infiltrates and persuades even our cherished Hellenic hegemony. Utilizing either multiplier (S&P or S.P.A), is optional and of diminishing value outside "European philosophical tradition". Or is it? We are finding uses every where we look, be it East or West.

Isolating the influencers is the intent with the S&P and S.P.A. multipliers and it turns out to be incredibly powerful when comparing, for example, George Bernard Shaw with Sam Beckett, Herbert Marcuse with Walter Benjamin, George Eliot with Virginia Wolfe, or any of these thinkers with the watch words of such powerful philosophical concepts as Ethics, Free Will, Art, Aesthetics, and culture. This is but a sampling of the potential for this approach of literary analysis. Rigor is required to sustain validity and sound intentions.

The power of this approach is manifest in complex correlations beyond simple exposition; a dynamic rubric of sorts is created for each and every analysis but I am not going to elaborate on this right now. Big Data is the keystone of an Ethics chain that I elaborate on in greater detail elsewhere. I will say that the data collected is vast and tremendously important. The intention of this exposition was to expand on and provide a platform for subjective, a priori musings and creative co-creation.

Spreadsheet data is the starting point for many creative expositions on the planksip® blog and literary criticism and review. This data set is obviously shareable and once it is in a group review environment, it's the artfully articulated perspectives that follow the removal of the 'trilogy' (Socrates, Plato and Aristotle) push the boundaries of the status quo (philosophically speaking) and coupling this the technology of snippet expansion from TextExpander and the capacity for output increases exponentially. Stability of this dynamically created information structure is achieved in a variety of ways. First of all, isolating data sets and utilizing the captured intelligence or insight is rather redundant if information has changed.  moving target. To isolate the influences in a data set from the populous is a movement of sorts (ie. moving target) and partially accomplished with the above mentioned S&P and S.P.A. multipliers. The removing of the tryptic dogleg of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, also removes the preconditions for Christian embodiment and redemption narratives, shifting the emphasis to other intellectual giants. Brought back in summary expositions and counterpoint, counterfactual rhetoric is instrumental and encouraged because it is done with an empirical data set. Personally, I have found this to be an objective way to approach my cultural subjectively, other thinkers and public intellectuals my agree or not.

Undeniably-indelible until it is (pause) forgettable! Unforgettable is simply regrettable in every sense of the meaning and implies ethics. We know better or should. Should is the watchword for ought, and for me, ought implies ethics.[1]

Despite my bias towards an Ancient Greek Hegemony, the claim against humanity climaxes in a dramatic death with Plato's Apology and finds our greatest living authors taking the cake, or "pyramis".[2] Consider the approach from above versus below. Inductive versus deductive reasoning is a chain, train and stream of thought, take your pick the heuristic is yours to share. Biologically speaking the cascading neural network is worthy of disussion but come to the table with some background knowledge, I would suggestions Sapolsky's Behave and Pinker's How the Mind Works. So why don't we create this way? Why are we not more aware of the brain and how it functions?

At planksip® we do philosophy and marketing! The registered copyright for planksip® states the following...

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So what is enhancing the process that planksip® offers? This is the key to the entire copyright. Individual agency is an illusion oriented towards an allusion, however, group agency is an agreed body of ethical language and knowledge. Orienting towards complete and absolute knowledge over the function of time Will Freeman.[3]


By definition, a planksip® is a captured thought concept, the philosophical moment of pause and reflect originating in the frontal cortex. Recording these moments of cognition represents the first step in propagating the thought concepts for cultural replication. Book by book, the planksip® process developed into the stage that it is now, and it is still evolving. You are all here to learn more and I am here to teach you.

Parse then Prosper

Following the allusion served up from pruning or a neuron, myelination is the endgame. Ethics should be the mechanism we use to reify meaning and for-me, defines the boundaries of human consciousness and agency. Does this make me a dualist? This is Aristotle's fault, but yes, we all are. We have no choice. Thought of like a Broadway performance, the show must go on.


A living archetype is a one-of-a-kind fictional phenomenon and culture makes it so.

  1. The act of searching for, or the highlighting of, the always italicized term "should" will return results of ethical dispensations. Should is the watchword for ought, and for me, ought implies ethics. Digital book readers arm your Ctrl+F fingers, traditional book readers ready your highlighters. "Should" will return a micro anthology on the Ethics of planksip (within and throughout the p.(x) book of planksip® philosophy{insert ispn code}. Throughout this book, and the companion Literary Fiction title; Will Freeman (2020) 978-1-7750571-0-9, is a subcutaneous peppering of Ethics according to planksip®. ↩︎

  2. The word 'pyramid' actually comes from the Greek word 'pyramis' which means 'wheat cake'. The word 'pyramis' was used to describe the ancient Egyptian buildings because they reminded the Greeks of pointy-topped wheat cakes. ↩︎

  3. Will Freeman (2020) 978-1-7750571-0-9 - estimated date of release; February 2020. ↩︎