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Screencast of my Objectivism Discussion Thinking and Writing Process

I recorded a screencast while writing replies on HBL about epistemology.

Link: Video: HBL Thinking and Writing Process

Watch to see me think out loud about HBL posts. See how I approach the topics, how I organize my thoughts, and how I write.

Talking allows me to provide different information about where I’m coming from than text does.

I’d appreciate comments, including criticism, on my method. You can see my process instead of just the final product.

HBL people tell me I’m mistaken about epistemology. Presumably there’s something wrong with my approach behind those mistakes. Please tell me if anyone can point out something I’m doing wrong.

The video will help people understand what I mean better and how I’m approaching HBL discussion. I hope the extra perspective on my views will clear up some misunderstandings.

I like seeing other people’s processes when I can. I can learn from how they do things, and it’s uncommon to get to see behind the scenes. Perhaps you could pick up a few tips and tricks from me, too.

You can get text copies of my replies on HBL or in my blog comments. (The linked comment plus the next 5.)

I talk a lot in this video. Strongly recommended! It was 3.5 hours raw. I reduced that to 2.5 hours in editing. I sped up the whole thing to 125%, then sped up some parts where I'm not talking to 300%.

If you like it, check out my other videos:

Philosophy Writing Playlist

Evidence and Criticism Playlist

My Gumroad store sells some newer videos I put extra effort into.

Elliot Temple on November 8, 2016

Comments (3)


At 41.35:
"Before I can send something like this I have to read the rest of the email"

You're paying particular attention to being thorough in checking the email about something "like this" before sending it. I'm not sure what you mean by "like this".

What sets it apart from other cases when you write a critical response (and presumably would still revise it if you read something that answered you later in the email), but don't think it needs extra attention because it's not "like this"?

Is it something like you don't expect the person you're replying to to make that kind of mistake? Or something about the kind of crit that makes it bad to use without being super thorough?

SN at 9:18 AM on January 12, 2017 | #8214
i'm writing questions/comments there which they could potentially have already addressed later in their email below, in which case i'd want to go back and edit what i say.

when i explain verbally and say it's possible to "do this" at the bottom of the email, it refers to revising what they said before (the thing i was asking them to do).

curi at 1:45 PM on January 12, 2017 | #8216
So I misunderstood that this occasion was getting special emphasis, over other similar occasions where you didn't say anything extra?

SN at 2:50 PM on January 12, 2017 | #8217

What do you think?

(This is a free speech zone!)