Introductory Transcript

[1] I am Jerrod Hays. And I am an actualist (another term for realist, rationalist); I study what acts. I therefore study what is because both verbs be and act are converse. To know what I mean see my first post “philosophical construct”, the link to which is in this video’s description. This means I also study truth because what is is truth. Then I organize statements about what is into my philosophy called actualism. Some of my themes include philosophic method, cultural commentary, theoretic physics, cognitive science, economy &c.

[2] In my philosophic pursuit I exhort anyone toengage me by questioning me and presenting me with concepts about substances and actuality in general. This will sharpen my actualism and make my Actuality Journal have more to offer.

[3] If you are so inclined please see my journal @actualityjournal And be free to contact me.


Philosophic Construct Transcript

[1] What is Actualism and its principles and corollaries? What are some questions that help expound this philosophy? I will give extracts in this video but I hope you go to my post actuality journal philosophic construction.

[2] Actualism is study of substances.  Substances have both essence and act; and their activity altogether sums up actuality. Substance is what is (essence) and act is what substance does (activity).

[3] Principles of actualism are 1) activity belongs only to substance.  And 2) what does not display activity is not any substantial.  3) Actuality – being all acts – is in all places; it is unbounded by place.  4) Every place is filled of activity — or at least virtual activity.  And 5) nonactivity is impossible.  6) Actuality though not one single substance is substantial.

[4] Some corollaries are: actuality is subsisting.  To our concept of substance – if substance is matter and form then – no formless matter nor immaterial form like ghosts will be substantial.  And if it is not substantial it is not actual. 

[5] Some questions are  1) whether actuality is made of force.  2) Whether it is formal so as to be informative and intelligible.  3) Whether it is beautiful.  4) Whether it is deterministic. 

[6] I have presented actualism in extract but I mean for you to see my post for answers to these questions and for my elaborations on this most critical topic


First Principle Transcript

[1] It is not enough to give my philosophy some new name like actualism. Though I have done this satisfactorily I need to present something more substantial. So I will tell my first principle.

[2] Why do I do anything at all? By what measure do I judge and order all my principles, values, and passions. In short it is all for my want of beauty. I recognize that there is beauty in this actuality and I want to receive it. I want to feel beauty; and to whatever degree possible to me I want to be beautiful.

[3] Of course you should see my post “First Principle” But by my saying this you now see my actualism is aesthetic philosophy. And also you see what drives me. I hope beauty is agreeable and that it gives my philosophy a strong center.

Let’s build something together.