Hyperphilosophia and Hedonia

     I would like to introduce to you all a new word, 'hyperphilosophia'. Hyperphilosophia is a term that was originally coined by philosopher and 'qualianaut' Andres Gomez Emilsson, and the meaning of the word is rather self-explanatory. Nevertheless, here is my expanded definition of the word:

     Hyperphilosophia is a condition characterised by obsessive, compulsive and unstoppable philosophising and deep thinking, usually featuring a vivid internal multilogue inside a person's mind, where this multilogue is comprised of a multitude of philosophical sub-agents (of varying levels of quasi-/semi-autonomy) including, but not limited to: one philosophical sub-agent calculating one perspective, another one contemplating the opposite perspective, with yet another one still for synthesising the two previous positions together, before the sub-agents all change their minds in varying combinations and time periods, with, again, varying levels of agreeableness and/or argumentative irascibility.

     Hyperphilosophia joins the list of other mental conditions that are either not necessarily harmful to the 'patient', or not harmful at all, including some that are actually potentially beneficial to the 'patient' even, such as: hyperthymia, hypergraphia, Jo Cameron 'syndrome', genetic mutations causing congenital analgesia, mystical experiences caused by temporal lobe epilepsy, and so on. In Pakistan, there was a family of circus performers who had a genetic mutation that prevented them from feeling pain. A young man from that family died at age 19 from a performative stunt fall that went wrong. He had an early death, but he felt no pain! I would hazard to guess that he wouldn't have wanted it any other way, even for the promise of a longer life but with normal nociception intact like the rest of us. Stories like that complicate suffering-abolitionism, but as someone (like Andres) with hyperphilosophia myself, I enjoy the novelty rushes of complications in a chosen field of study, or in a life's work and the subject or field of study that that life's work is based on...like suffering-abolitionism, in my case. Furthermore, I would say that it is very likely that many individuals who eventually arrive at suffering-abolitionism, bioethics, effective altruism, futurism, transhumanism, singularitarianism, et cetera, have 'suffered' with hyperphilosophia, for nearly all of their lives, perhaps. I would hazard a guess that David Pearce has hyperphilosophia as well - and, like I said, that is no bad thing!

     Whilst we are on the subject of words and terms: because the word ‘Hedonism’ is now rather loaded, tarnished you could say, would a better and more refined and accurate replacement be in order? I think appropriate replacement words for use within our kinds of communities (The Hedonistic Imperative, EA, suffering-abolitionism, etc) could be ‘Hedononaut’, the field of ‘Hedononautics’. Or maybe something a bit less clunky than that: ‘Hedonaut’, and the field of ‘Hedonautics’. What do you all think? Additionally, I think that these potential new terms could signal more sophisticated and advanced protocols involving the 'refined and highly effective exploration of pleasure and positive valence', instead of the impulsive Folk-Hedonism conjured when people paint pictures of wine, women and songs, or sex, drugs and rock and roll (which all have their own rightful times and places, don't get me wrong). Of course, other terms that have already been in circulation, like 'Paradise Engineering', 'Heaven-Mapping', 'Suffering-Abolitionism' et cetera, could suffice as well.

Bonus word: 'Euphorionics'.

Bonus word and definition: meta-Ikigai - Ikigai from making it one’s life mission to study Ikigai and people throughout history who personified it or achieved it.