To begin my first posting, I’d first of all like to welcome everyone to this site. My name is Brandon Norgaard, and I am an aspiring philosophical and political writer. I have recently completed a rough draft of my first book “Seeking a More Enlightened Worldview” and I created this site to promote some of the ideas that are presented in this book. Hopefully, this website will allow people to discuss these ideas with me and amongst each other and we will have a lively debate about many of the pertinent and controversial issues of our time. This book is mostly philosophical, so the ideas are mostly high-level and can be then applied to the detailed political issues that we come across every day. Basically, this website will help people analyze worldviews and from this they can figure out which worldview makes the most sense for them. A person’s worldview includes components such as ethics, meaning, etc. Once one has decided on a worldview, they can then apply this to everyday moral choices.
I know that this book can be successful if enough people hear about it and understand the concepts. The problem that I have right now is that I am having a hard time getting publishers or literary agents to take time to understand how successful the book can be. So I am hoping that this website will help build interest in the book. If there is significant interest and I am still not able to get a publishing deal then I will probably publish this book myself and sell it online. I am hoping that the book will be available sometime in early 2010.
So please read the main concepts on this website and the associated forum topics and let me know what you think. Please contact me with any questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org One last note: I am aware that the visual style of the forum is different than the rest of this site. I am working on changing the look and feel of the forum to match the rest of the site and my estimate is that this might be completed some time in October.
Thanks for coming and I’m looking forward to hearing from you!