Spacetime Diagrams

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  • Spacetime Diagrams

    The diagrams in this book are based on spacetime diagrams, which are 2-D diagrams where the horizontal dimension represents space and the vertical dimension represents time (the future is up). All events within spacetime are volumes that have both a spatial and a temporal extent. The vertical lines are called worldlines: they represent the course […]

  • Introduction

    Gnostic models are mental models. This is meant in two ways: they are models of our mind and they are models that our mind uses. If we do not have a model of the mind that we use to understand the world, we are likely to become confused by projecting aspects of our mind onto […]

  • Table of Contents

    Preface Introduction Models The Self Model The Physical Model Exercise: Asking Space The Rug Model Measuring Space Worldlines Causality Retrocausality Exercise: Visualizing Mind Conceptual Spaces Connectionism What is the Mind? Where is the Mind? Exercise: Knowing Emotion Types of Emotions Emotional Energy Empathy Exercise: Feeling Body Karma What is the Body? Where is the Body? […]

  • Preface

    Self-models form a basis for thinking, feeling, and acting in the world: the better our models are, the better we know and navigate reality. Although models of reality are often more highly valued than models of the self, we cannot form a good model of reality unless we also have a good model of the […]