My occupation as a self-taught philosopher began after my completion of GED requirements and attainment of an Associate Degree on Liberal Arts; I was then 40 years old. My interest in philosophy was, and is, on the nature of realness, specifically the transitional actualizing dimension inferred between mental, logical arrangements that happen to dominate all subjects of intellectual activity and the material realm; whatever it is correctly figured out to be.
My initial training on metaphysics and philosophy of mind was a project I called Transcendent Reality; a text meant to become a book that I worked on for a few years before putting it down in the basis of it being too broad a topic. In 2015 I wrote The Genetic Universe a work embodying the key issues of my original metaphysics. In 2020 I wrote Genetic Universe Glossary, a reference text for the main book offering a number of additional definitions meant to better explain my metaphysical persuasion. The revised edition of both book and glossary is planned to be ready by early 2024.
More significant among the things I have figured out while working on my particular metaphysical persuasion, the state of realness is ruled by the direct, concurrent, cognitive relation of a perceiving human subject and its perceived object (the perceived object is a source-location lacking existence prior to such cognitive relation) therefore only actualized realness transcends the far-reaching range, extent and scope of proportional representation. Although knowledge is a crucial component of perception, the realness actualized in perception is beyond the reach of logical schemes (in their inability to produce materiality by logic alone) and a most proper subject for metaphysics (and for philosophy of mind in my own persuasion), perhaps the last remaining legitimate subject in which metaphysics could equal or surpass modern physics (defeat it, if modern physics was claimed to be superior in discernment gains). In other words, even if at my own rhetorical cost, talking about realness does not properly penetrate reality. Realness can only be accessed (and according to the claims of my metaphysical persuasion: actualized) in perception.