LAW103 Foundations – The Method (“The Core”)
FOR ALL POTENTIAL STUDENTS
This initial delivery of the Foundations course follows along with the production of the chapters of the book on Natural Law, meaning (a) you are indirectly participating in that production process by serving as test subjects for our ability to deliver these ideas; and (b) the lessons and chapters are not released on a regular schedule. Some of you may find the fact that you are ‘one of the first’ to participate enjoyable, and some of you might not. Please only sign up for this class if you are willing to work with this irregular schedule.
Part 1 – The Problem: The course begins with an explanation of human evolutionary history so that we grasp the differences between populations; explains the causes of the uniqueness of western civilization and european peoples versus all other civilizations; explains the conflict of civilizations, and how this conflict has produced today’s conflict as the most recent iteration of the conflict of civilizations. This sets the stage for solving the problem of our age.
Part 2 – Man: The second part of the course covers cognitive science and consciousness, psychology (acquisitionism, sex and cognitive differences), sociology (compatibilism, cooperativism, trifunctionalism, classes, and groups), then apply that knowledge with incentives, ethics, morality, and group strategy.
Part 3 – Law: The third part of the course covers the methodology, with language, epistemology, and the law.
Part 4 – Politics: The Institutions and why we need them.
- Curt Doolittle and Martin Stepan are your instructors for this class.
- The class should take the equivalent of one college semester of work, meaning 45+ hours of content, and twice that in non-class time, of about 90 hours. and – Although in a typical one hour class, students attend 50 minutes, and work for 40-4. We will cover far more material than usual undergraduate classes and this work should be considered graduate level by comparison.
- Courses consist of sections. Sections consist of Lessons. Lessons consist of Topics. Assignments consist of questions that reinforce your understanding of one or more topics.
- We are not bound by the limits of traditional universities, so our course can vary in start and end date.
- I will refer you to Wiki, Stanford SEP, Amazon Reviews, Occasional Readings from our Digital Library of context.
- Assignments almost always consist of “research”, comparison, demonstration, argument, or opinion, not recitation or ‘quiz’.
- Martin and I (Curt) grade your work, and provide some support.
- Grading Policy is on the FAQ page.
- Others may also contribute if we think it helpful.
- Please use your peers since it tends to accelerate both you and the person assisting you.
When into “Foundations: What is the Law”, the hard work is done. The rest of it is just application.
COURSE LAW203 – Application
( … ) In this course we walk through most of the known questions of political conflict and answer them one at a time.
COURSE LAW303 – Reformation
( … ) In this course we discuss reforming each discipline and institution
COURSE LAW403 – Constitution
( … ) In this course we discuss the constitutional template and the construction of different constitutions for different peoples.
- Lectures 63
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 90 hours
- Skill level Graduate Level
- Language English
- Students 30
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
In this section we cover the evolution of humans, the cause and direction of evolution - because yes, it has a direction - the origins of different groups strategies, the european group strategy, and reason for european uniqueness, the cycle of conflict between civilizations - at least between semitic and european civilzations, and the solution to the present crissis in the context of that conflict.
Brain and Mind
In this section we cover the human brain and mind with the goal of explaining it's operation, and in particular, consiousness - in part to remove the 'mystery' of consiousness and reason as the natural consequence of increasess in computational power of the brain by increases in neurons, neural density, and size.
- LAW103 – Lesson 1 – Basic Vocabulary – Geometry of Thought
- LAW103 – L02A0 – Assignment – Basic Vocabulary – Geometry
- LAW103 – Lesson 2 – The Gross Anatomy of The Nervous System
- LAW103 – L02A1 – Assignment – The Nervous System : Suggested Readings
- LAW103 – L02A2 – Assignment – The Brain – Descriptions
- LAW103 – L02A3 – Assignment – Forum Participation
- LAW103 – Lesson 3 – The Cortex
- LAW103 – Lesson 4 – Neurons
- LAW103 – Lesson 5 – Columns, Modules, Regions
- LAW103 – Lesson 6 – Vision
- LAW103 – Lesson 7 – Hippocampal Region – Objects, Spaces , Boundaries, Locations, (To Be Released)
- LAW103 – Lesson 8 – Cerebral Circuits – Choice (To Be Released)
- LAW103 – Lesson 9 – Prefrontal Cortex and Consciousness (To Be Released)
In this section we cover the biology of psychology and the causes of and differences in human behavior.
In this section we cover human cooperation, the division of labor, the means of organization by incentives, the available incentives (means of coercion), and the resulting class and civilizational structures that result. After completing this section the explanation for european uniqueness should be complete.
Incentives, Ethics, and Morality
- LAW103 – Morality – Lesson 1 – Interests (Acquisitionism), Incentives (Examples)
- LAW103 – Morality – Lesson 2 – Morals, Ethics, Interests (Acquisitionism)
- LAW103 – Morality – Lesson 3 – Reciprocity in Display Word and Deed
- LAW 103 – Morality – Lesson 4 – Irreciprocity in Display Word and Deed
- LAW103 – Morality – Lesson 6 – Signaling: Manners, Signaling, and Virtue Signaling
In this section we begin our reformation of and unification of the sciences, beginning with language. You should find this the one of the most enlightening parts of our course.
- LAW103 – Language – Lesson 1 – Our Mind and Language Faculty (Easy)
- LAW103 – Language – Lesson 2 – The Grammars (Paradigms, Vocabulary, commensurability/incommensurability, inference, deduction etc.)
- LAW103 – Language – Lesson 3 – The Grammars ( Overview What’s a ‘grammar’? History, Table of Grammars)
- LAW103 – Language – Lesson 4 – The Grammars: The Logics
- LAW103 – Language – Lesson 5 – The Grammars: The Descriptions
- LAW103 – Language – Lesson 6 – The Grammars: The Narrations
- LAW103 – Language – Lesson 7 – The Grammars: The Fictions
- LAW103 – Language – Lesson 9 – The Grammars: Hierarchy Of Knowledge
- LAW103 – Language – Lesson 10 – The Grammars: Application (Examples)
Cooperation (Cooperativism, Compatibilism, Economics)
- LAW103 – Cooperation – Lesson 1 – The Economics of Time
- LAW103 – Cooperation – Lesson x – Behavioral Economics
- LAW103 – Cooperation – Lesson x – Individual and Human Capital
- LAW103 – Cooperation – Lesson x – Truth, Trust and Velocity
- LAW 103 – Cooperation – Lesson x – Incremental Suppression
- LAW103 – Cooperation – Lesson x – Institutions of cooperation and preservation
Irreciprocity: Lying (Post - Epistemology)
- LAW103 – Methodology – Lesson 1 – Methodology Overview
- LAW103 – Methodology – Lesson 2 – Serialization
- LAW103 – Methodology – Lesson 3 – Serialization Examples
- LAW103 – Methodology – Lesson 4 – Disambiguation
- LAW103 – Methodology – Lesson 5 – Operationalism and ePrime
- LAW103 – Methodology – Lesson 6 – Demonstrated Interests (Property-Capital-in-Toto)
- LAW103 – Methodology – Lesson 7 – Supply and Demand (not sets)
- LAW103 – Epistemology – Universal Epistemic Cycle (Epistemology)
- LAW103- Epistemology – Meaning (association), Agreement
- LAW103- Epistemology – Justification, to Due Diligence, to Falsification
- LAW103- Epistemology – Decidability and Demand for Infallibility
- LAW103- Epistemology – Truth and Truthfulness (testimony)
- LAW103- Epistemology – Dimensions of Falsification
- LAW103- Epistemology – Due Diligence, Warranty, Liability.