September 26, 2019


Let us return to the ancient, ever-enduring question: What is Truth? As my high school philosophy teacher once said, though we may seem to arrive at the very point from which we started when taking up an inquiry such as this, it is possible that we have ascended a sp...

April 22, 2018

A PDF version of this paper is available HERE

Thoughts on “Classical” versus “Romantic” Music, and Related Subjects

Ian Brinkley


I have not engaged in a detailed study of the distinctions between “classical” and “romantic” music which are currently accepted as part...

April 2, 2018

A PDF version of this paper is available HERE

Thoughts on Aesthetics with Considerations of Architectural Aesthetics

Ian Brinkley


While I cannot pretend to have engaged in any appreciable study of the various theories of aesthetics which have been put forward thro...

March 5, 2018

Two presentations, given within a few days of each other, on the subject indicated in the title of this post. 

The second presentation is elaborated slightly differently and at greater length than the first. 

Presentation 1, Hackensack, NJ:

Presentation 2, Manhattan, NY:

July 19, 2017

There is perhaps nothing so widely utilized, believed and glorified, even while remaining essentially unknown and shrouded in mystery, as mathematics.

March 3, 2016

For some time, I have thought that it would be useful to go to the task of drawing out certain implications of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity with respect to the different views of the nature of space itself- especially those of Leibniz and Newton.

January 22, 2016

On the Subject of Edgar Allan Poe’s Eureka

Ian Brinkley



Edgar Allan Poe is a dear friend to all lovers of beauty and truth- whether they know it or not. Poe’s life was filled with the most grueling difficulties one could imagine, of which betrayal, los...

November 10, 2015

Whatever they may be, it is very likely that the new concepts of our rational picture of the universe will differ radically from our currently held -largely sense-perception based- understanding.

June 17, 2015

Cusa's Four Onenesses

Think about it. No, really, think about “it”. What is the character of “it”? Can you describe any of it’s features? Can you tell your friends anything about “it”? Consider this for a moment.  

Perhaps the most readily identifiable thing about “it” i...

January 8, 2015

Some musings regarding the "Principle of Least Action"- not solely as that term is understood in physics today, but mainly as it is appropriate to other processes in the universe which exhibit minimizing characteristics. Written as a part of a dialogue with a friend, a...

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