Check the tools at the tag: 'Thinking tool'.

When I started actively collecting notes and thoughts in 2018, I later realised that it would be a very interesting basis for a blog. Eventually a book, but that's a long term project.

I got the idea to create a set of the models and tools of thinking, and develop this set as I go, from the book 'Intuition pumps and other tools for thinking' from Daniel Dennett. The idea to actually write them down and put them on a blog, came when I saw this on the blog of Gary Basin.

The idea is to write about them, find motivation for doing so by publishing to my blog and perhaps they might be recognized, improved or criticized. All signs of adoption :)

Types of tools

For now, I make the distinction between structural tools and phenomenological tools:

  • Phenomenological tools control experience, in order to influence thinking where experience of 'self' is relevant;
  • Structural tools for improving reasoning about particular but impactful problems;
  • Habitual tools for changing your life through your subconscious;

Some are based on obvious things, but I add them here since they have consistent value in my own thinking.

I like the idea of phenomenology very much, as it gives you a concept of 'experiencing' in general. This mode of thinking can be such a great tool in daily life, that I gave it its own name: Self-subjecting. Some other examples are Self homeostasis and self recalibration.

I collect them under the tag 'Thinking tool'.