About Me — Eric Bond
Hello world! I’m a Washingtonian born and bred, have a B.A. in philosophy with a minor in English from Whitman College of same state, but was unable to enter the job market due to an unfortunate series of events related to libel and stalking which spanned more than a decade and probably should have resulted in some new laws on the books. Instead I ended up on the wrong medication with some hardcore symptoms that no one had much inclination to seriously address, in jail for 13 terrible months (why the BLEEP didn’t anyone post my cheap bail?), at a residential treatment facility for 20 long months, and languishing at an adult family home, hoping to finally get back on my feet. Such is life.
On a cheerier note, I resumed my interest in philosophical musing while marooned in treatment, and began writing a book which my blog is drawn from, discussing diverse subjects from epistemology, to scientific theory, to culture, to ethics, to evolutionary history and more. I’ve solved the hard problem of consciousness in its essentials, so if you’re into quantum neuroscience and discoursing about qualia give some of my posts on perception a look, such as:
My blog explains the natural selection of cognition from the big bang to modern civilization, with what I think is a decent account of the transition from the hominid to anatomically modern human mind. For this evolutionary phenomenology, browse the following posts:
Plenty more where that came from, and maybe you have some insights for me! Must warn you, I’m not the most well-trained writer, but if you like to ponder philosophy I think you’ll find the material thought-provoking even though I am perhaps excessively verbose.
As you can see from the fact that I glossed over personal disasters of utterly epic proportions to talk about theory, I live and breathe in the realm of concepts, a diversion from some bad memories and close shaves with destruction. I’ve received just enough help along the way to keep plugging along, beginning to get stable, and my biggest dream is to get the chance at finally researching academic interests professionally, as improbable as it is. I hope you enjoyed this brief summation of my intellectualized train wreck, and have a wonderful day!