### All the ideas for 'Matter and Memory', 'The Human Condition' and 'Continuity and Irrational Numbers'

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###### 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 3. Nature of Numbers / g. Real numbers
 17611 We want the essence of continuity, by showing its origin in arithmetic [Dedekind]
###### 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 3. Nature of Numbers / i. Reals from cuts
 10572 A cut between rational numbers creates and defines an irrational number [Dedekind]
###### 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 4. Using Numbers / f. Arithmetic
 17612 Arithmetic is just the consequence of counting, which is the successor operation [Dedekind]
###### 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 5. The Infinite / l. Limits
 18087 If x changes by less and less, it must approach a limit [Dedekind]
###### 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / c. Becoming
 21846 Bergson was a rallying point, because he emphasised becomings and multiplicities [Bergson, by Deleuze]
###### 10. Modality / B. Possibility / 7. Chance
 20146 'Luck' is the unpredictable and inexplicable intersection of causal chains [Kekes]
###### 12. Knowledge Sources / E. Direct Knowledge / 4. Memory
 21854 Bergson showed that memory is not after the event, but coexists with it [Bergson, by Deleuze]
###### 20. Action / B. Preliminaries of Action / 1. Intention to Act / a. Nature of intentions
 20169 An action may be intended under one description, but not under another [Kekes]
###### 20. Action / C. Motives for Action / 2. Acting on Beliefs / a. Acting on beliefs
 20149 To control our actions better, make them result from our attitudes, not from circumstances [Kekes]
###### 22. Metaethics / A. Value / 1. Nature of Value / a. Nature of value
 20150 There are far more values than we can pursue, so they are optional possibilities [Kekes]
 20156 We are bound to regret some values we never aspired to [Kekes]
 20158 Innumerable values arise for us, from our humanity, our culture, and our individuality [Kekes]
 20159 Cultural values are interpretations of humanity, conduct, institutions, and evaluations [Kekes]
 20161 The big value problems are evil (humanity), disenchantment (cultures), and boredom (individuals) [Kekes]
###### 22. Metaethics / A. Value / 1. Nature of Value / f. Ultimate value
 20151 Our attitudes include what possibilities we value, and also what is allowable, and unthinkable [Kekes]
 20152 Unconditional commitments are our most basic convictions, saying what must never be done [Kekes]
 20153 Doing the unthinkable damages ourselves, so it is more basic than any value [Kekes]
###### 22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 2. Happiness / d. Routes to happiness
 20154 Control is the key to well-being [Kekes]
 20157 Well-being needs correct attitudes and well-ordered commitments to local values [Kekes]
###### 22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 1. Nature of Ethics / c. Purpose of ethics
 20145 Values help us to control life, by connecting it to what is stable and manageable [Kekes]
 19738 Values are an attempt to achieve well-being by bringing contingencies under control [Kekes]
###### 22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 1. Nature of Ethics / g. Moral responsibility
 20170 Responsibility is unprovoked foreseeable harm, against society, arising from vicious character [Kekes]
###### 22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / b. Rational ethics
 20165 Reason and morality do not coincide; immorality can be reasonable, with an ideology [Kekes]
 20171 Practical reason is not universal and impersonal, because it depends on what success is [Kekes]
 20175 If morality has to be rational, then moral conflicts need us to be irrational and immoral [Kekes]
###### 22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / e. Human nature
 20162 Evil isn't explained by nature, by monsters, by uncharacteristic actions, or by society [Kekes]
###### 22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / j. Ethics by convention
 20174 Relativists say all values are relative; pluralists concede much of that, but not 'human' values [Kekes]
###### 23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 4. Boredom
 20172 Boredom destroys our ability to evaluate [Kekes]
 20173 Boredom is apathy and restlessness, yearning for something interesting [Kekes]
###### 25. Society / A. State of Nature / 1. A People / c. A unified people
 20155 Society is alienating if it lacks our values, and its values repel us [Kekes]
###### 25. Society / B. The State / 1. Purpose of a State
 20164 The ideal of an ideology is embodied in a text, a role model, a law of history, a dream of the past... [Kekes]
 20163 Ideologies have beliefs about reality, ideals, a gap with actuality, and a program [Kekes]
###### 25. Society / C. Social Justice / 3. Social Equality / d. Economic equality
 20148 Equal distribution is no good in a shortage, because there might be no one satisfied [Kekes]