This site is supported by Nobility Studios.
Kai Teorn's Activity
Kai Teorn added a topic in ExploreThe Everday of Humanity: a philosophical outlookHello,
I would like to introduce a science fiction book I've written. It is free to get on Amazon for the next five days:
It is not a novel (no characters, no plot), but not an academic treatise either. It is an encyclopedia of a (future?) world: an alphabetic list of articles - customs, inventions, words, ideas, fears and joys. Perhaps it is best described as a utopia, though it tries hard to avoid any kind of self-conceited soapiness. Every concept is born, raised, cherished, attacked and dismissed from all thinkable angles.
It is densely written, full of weird notions, idiosyncratic vocabulary, and cross-links. It takes some effort to read into, but I think it rewards the reader. I spent five years on it and I enjoyed writing it immensely.
Some of the topics it touches:
Poetry, and art in general
Low-level social organization
Perhaps most importantly, it explores existential motivation: the already-looming issue of how and why be productively happy (or be at all!) once the social imperative of status-seeking becomes as weakened and optional as, before it, were the concerns of material survival. I can't claim to even approach the answer for this one, but at least I was able to formulate the question.
I will be happy to discuss anything you find interesting. Thanks for your time!
- 0 replies
- 758 views