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Andres Agostini and His Intellectual Manifesto - At www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini - Arlington, Virginia, USA

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  • 1. MY INTELLECTUAL MANIFESTO! I will not identify with the content of any belief. I will identify only with the way I come to my beliefs. I am a critico- creative thinker and, as such, am ready to abandon any belief that cannot be supported by evidence and rational considerations in the form of hard-copy and sent to me via courier once I verify it myself. I am ready to follow evidence and reason wherever they lead. My true identity is that of being a critical thinker,
  • 2. a lifelong learner, and a person always looking to improve my thinking by becoming more reasonable in my beliefs. I am not afraid to consider beliefs that are contrary to my present beliefs. I am not afraid of being proven wrong. I freely admit to having made mistakes in the past. I am happy to correct any mistakes I am still making: Tell me what you believe and why you believe it in
  • 3. writing only, and maybe I can learn from you thinking. I have cast off many early beliefs. I am ready to abandon as many of the present beliefs as are not consistent with the way things are. I must state most clearly that I am not trying to teach anyone at all anything except for my own self. If a third party learns something from me, it would be as a sole consequence of a yet understood anomaly.
  • 4. My intellectual perseverance can be defined as the disposition to work my own way through intellectual complexities, paradoxes, contradictions, predicaments, and phenomena despite the frustration inherent in the task. Some intellectual problems are complex and cannot be easily solved. One has intellectual perseverance when one does not give up in the face of intellectual complexity or frustration. The intellectually perseverant person
  • 5. displays form adherence to rational principles of the highest order despite the irrational opposition of others, and has a realistic sense of the need to struggle with confusion and unsettled questions over an extended time to achieve understanding or insight the soonest. MY OWN SYSTEM AND PARAPHRASING WILLIAM BLAKE: I must Create a System, or be enslaved by
  • 6. another Man's; I will not Reason and Compare; my business is to Create. I'm the sole Method Developer and only Proprietor of: "Transformative And Integrative Risk Management" (with the applied omniscience perspective). More on my own System at http://www.slideshare.net/andresagostin i/definition-of-tranformative-and- integrative-risk-management-authored- by-copyright-2005-andres-agostini- andy-arlington-virginia-usa
  • 7. PLEASE REMEMBER WHAT I HAVE PUBLICALLY SAID OVER MANY YEARS, BOTH VERBALLY AND IN WRITING. NO OBLIGATIONS! My ideas neither count on others to follow, nor do they have me follow theirs.