Steve Patterson is creating a rational worldview.
71

patrons

$130
per content item
The world of ideas is too important to leave to academics.

Most academic writing is pretentious nonsense that makes no difference in the world. Students are more concerned with their grades than discovering truth. Professors rarely do meaningful research, and if they do, their writing is abysmal, and their conclusions are backwards.

I am trying to change that. I am a philosopher and author working outside of academia, which means I focus on big ideas, accurate thinking, and clear writing. My work covers a range of topics, from epistemology and metaphysics to political theory, economics, and social criticism.

Modern intellectuals have forgotten the very basics of sound reasoning: Logic. They make paradoxical arguments and conclude that the world is paradoxical. I call this “irrationalism”, and my work fights against it. I am building an alternative, coherent worldview based on a clear foundation: Logical reasoning.

By becoming a patron, you are helping combat the popular irrationalism of our culture, and you are helping build a rational alternative. Thank you.
Tiers
Books + Community
$1 or more per content item 54 patrons
Support the creation of a rational worldview with one dollar. I post on Sundays and Thursdays, so this totals to less than a cup of coffee a week. You'll get:

  • Link to the patrons-only Facebook group
  • A free digital version of Square One: The Foundations of Knowledge
  • A free digital version of What's the Big Deal About Bitcoin?
  • Free digital versions of any future book as soon as it is released
Livestream Q&A's
$2 or more per content item 20 patrons
Twice the impact. Twice the support for creating a rational worldview. I post on Sundays and Thursdays, so this is like sending me a cup of coffee every week. Thank you!

You'll get all of the earlier rewards, plus:

  • Access to quarterly livestream Q&As
Signed Copy of Square One
$5 or more per content item 1 patron
Strong support for creating a rational worldview. I post on Sundays and Thursdays, so this covers my website and podcast hosting fees. Thank you!

You'll get all of the earlier rewards, plus:


  • A signed paperback copy of Square One: The Foundations of Knowledge
Skype Call + Signed books
$10 or more per content item 1 patron
Serious support for creating a rational worldview. I post on Sundays and Thursdays, so this will keep me connected to the internet each month. Thank you!

You'll get all of the earlier rewards, plus:

  • A one-on-one Skype call
  • Signed paperback copies of all books and future books
Biannual Skype Calls + Letter + Shout outs
$20 or more per content item 0 patrons
Generous support for creating a rational worldview. I post on Sundays and Thursdays, so this covers my utilities and travel expenses for Patterson in Pursuit. Thank you!

You'll get all of the earlier rewards, plus:

  • Biannual one-on-one Skype calls
  • Handwritten thank-you letter
  • Periodic shout-outs on my videos
Monthly Skype Calls + Personal Email Address
$50 or more per content item 1 of 2 patrons
Elite support that directly enables the full-time creation of a rational worldview. I post on Sundays and Thursdays, so this provides groceries each month.

You'll get all of the earlier rewards, plus:

  • Monthly Skype Calls
  • My personal email address, where you can send me your ideas and we can correspond
Phone Number + Signed Drafts + Dinner
$150 or more per content item 0 of 1 patrons
Full-fledged patronage. For thousands of years, artists and thinkers have relied on the generosity of wealthy patrons to create their work. That patron is you.

This level of support can put a roof over my head. It establishes a personal connection between patron and creator - two people that deeply value the work being undertaken.

You'll get all of the earlier rewards, plus:

  • My personal phone number
  • Signed drafts of books before they are released
  • Dinner in your local city (within the US)
Goals
$130 of $150 per content item
I will create a three-part series about self-learning. It will cover research tips, common pitfalls, and my own techniques for getting down to the fundamental principles of any subject matter.
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The world of ideas is too important to leave to academics.

Most academic writing is pretentious nonsense that makes no difference in the world. Students are more concerned with their grades than discovering truth. Professors rarely do meaningful research, and if they do, their writing is abysmal, and their conclusions are backwards.

I am trying to change that. I am a philosopher and author working outside of academia, which means I focus on big ideas, accurate thinking, and clear writing. My work covers a range of topics, from epistemology and metaphysics to political theory, economics, and social criticism.

Modern intellectuals have forgotten the very basics of sound reasoning: Logic. They make paradoxical arguments and conclude that the world is paradoxical. I call this “irrationalism”, and my work fights against it. I am building an alternative, coherent worldview based on a clear foundation: Logical reasoning.

By becoming a patron, you are helping combat the popular irrationalism of our culture, and you are helping build a rational alternative. Thank you.

Recent posts by Steve Patterson

Tiers
Books + Community
$1 or more per content item 54 patrons
Support the creation of a rational worldview with one dollar. I post on Sundays and Thursdays, so this totals to less than a cup of coffee a week. You'll get:

  • Link to the patrons-only Facebook group
  • A free digital version of Square One: The Foundations of Knowledge
  • A free digital version of What's the Big Deal About Bitcoin?
  • Free digital versions of any future book as soon as it is released
Livestream Q&A's
$2 or more per content item 20 patrons
Twice the impact. Twice the support for creating a rational worldview. I post on Sundays and Thursdays, so this is like sending me a cup of coffee every week. Thank you!

You'll get all of the earlier rewards, plus:

  • Access to quarterly livestream Q&As
Signed Copy of Square One
$5 or more per content item 1 patron
Strong support for creating a rational worldview. I post on Sundays and Thursdays, so this covers my website and podcast hosting fees. Thank you!

You'll get all of the earlier rewards, plus:


  • A signed paperback copy of Square One: The Foundations of Knowledge
Skype Call + Signed books
$10 or more per content item 1 patron
Serious support for creating a rational worldview. I post on Sundays and Thursdays, so this will keep me connected to the internet each month. Thank you!

You'll get all of the earlier rewards, plus:

  • A one-on-one Skype call
  • Signed paperback copies of all books and future books
Biannual Skype Calls + Letter + Shout outs
$20 or more per content item 0 patrons
Generous support for creating a rational worldview. I post on Sundays and Thursdays, so this covers my utilities and travel expenses for Patterson in Pursuit. Thank you!

You'll get all of the earlier rewards, plus:

  • Biannual one-on-one Skype calls
  • Handwritten thank-you letter
  • Periodic shout-outs on my videos
Monthly Skype Calls + Personal Email Address
$50 or more per content item 1 of 2 patrons
Elite support that directly enables the full-time creation of a rational worldview. I post on Sundays and Thursdays, so this provides groceries each month.

You'll get all of the earlier rewards, plus:

  • Monthly Skype Calls
  • My personal email address, where you can send me your ideas and we can correspond
Phone Number + Signed Drafts + Dinner
$150 or more per content item 0 of 1 patrons
Full-fledged patronage. For thousands of years, artists and thinkers have relied on the generosity of wealthy patrons to create their work. That patron is you.

This level of support can put a roof over my head. It establishes a personal connection between patron and creator - two people that deeply value the work being undertaken.

You'll get all of the earlier rewards, plus:

  • My personal phone number
  • Signed drafts of books before they are released
  • Dinner in your local city (within the US)