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Cascade Format

Cascade Format

Wilson translation


Chapter One Conscious Human Action
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Chapter Two The Fundamental Desire for Knowledge
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Chapter Three Thinking in the service of Knowledge
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Chapter Four The World as Percept
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Chapter Five The Act of Knowing the World
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Chapter Six Human Individuality
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Chapter Seven Are There Limits to Knowledge?
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Chapter Eight The Factors of Life
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Chapter Nine The Idea of Freedom
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Chapter Ten Freedom — Philosophy and Monism
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Chapter Eleven World Purpose and Life Purpose
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Chapter Twelve Moral Imagination
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Chapter Thirteen The Value of Life
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Chapter Fourteen Individuality and Genus
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  The Consequences of Monism [0]

Here is part of an article from VentureBeat about a new text format designed according to the natural field of focus of the eye. It is claimed to improve reading comprehension. If true it could be very beneficial for the reading of The Philosophy of Freedom.


Did you know our primitive brains weren’t wired very well to read this paragraph? Scientific research conducted by Walker Reading Technologies, a small Minnesota startup that has been studying our ability to read for the last ten years, has concluded that the natural field of focus for our eyes is circular, so our eyes view the printed page as if we’re peering through a straw. And a very bad-behaving straw at that, because not only do our eyes feed our brain the words we’re reading, they’re also uploading characters and words from the two sentences above and below the line we’re reading. Every time we read block text, we’re forcing our brain to a wage a constant subconscious battle with itself to filter and discard the superfluous inputs.

This mental tug of war slows reading speed and diminishes comprehension. When our ancestors first invented written language about 5,000 years ago, they unfortunately didn’t have armies of neuroscientists standing by to tell them block type was the wrong way to format their papyrus rolls. But fret not. Help is on the way. Walker Reading Technologies’ CEO and co-founder, Randall Walker MD, believes he and his team have developed a solution with a product called Live Ink that allows online publishers to improve reading speed and comprehension. Live Ink works by analyzing written language for meaning and language structure, and then applies algorithms that reformat the text into a series of short, cascading phrases. It breaks complex syntax into simpler syntax, which makes it easier for the brain to absorb the material.

  [1] Is man
        in his thinking
           and acting
              a spiritually free being,
      or is
         he compelled
            by the iron necessity
               of purely natural law?


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