(b. Nathan Larkin Coppedge Oct. 23rd, 1982 in New Haven, CT).
A student philosopher, artist, hobby inventor, and poet, he is the author of numerous books and artistic works. He is perhaps best known for a website about perpetual motion machines, which is also available in book form.
2013 --- Method for objective knowledge (categorical deduction).
Nov. 9 - 10, 2013 --- Limited experimental evidence of over-unity principles.
2014 --- Method for solving all paradoxes (paroxysm).
2016 --- Extensive webpage on Systems Theory later published as a book.
July 12, 2016 --- Fully-proven method for perpetual motion.
Nathan Coppedge began his undergraduate work at Bard College in 2001, and subsequently developed schizophrenia. He abandoned his hope of becoming a professor of philosophy, and instead focused on art for a number of years. Coppedge continues to pursue a degree in philosophy at SCSU, where he is a member of the International Honor Society for Philosophy, a merit-based award.
Coppedge's philosophy focuses mainly around objective knowledge and its applications. His largest claim is the discovery of coherent knowledge using categorical deduction and his 'paroxysm' method, which he says is a solution to all paradoxes. Coppedge distinguishes the method of categorical deduction from previously-existing schools of thought, such as Venn, Cartesian Coordinates, categorical syllogisms and imperatives, and analogies.
Nathan Coppedge is an abstract artist primarily in pen-and-ink, and has also created paintings and digital art. He has exhibited in numerous cafes and galleries in the New Haven, CT area. He was one of the earliest proponents of Hyper-Cubism, first creating work of this description in 2002 and 2003, and one of the only artists to use the name extensively in his work.
Coppedge made his first invention when he was 9 years old: a popcorn gun, which did not work. It was not until later that he began his experimental designs for perpetual motion machines. He founded a website at Nathancoppedge.com revealing many diagrams and descriptions on the subject. On Nov. 9th - 10th, 2013 he claims he found evidence of an over-unity lever that used no electricity or magnets. Then again in July 3rd, 2014 he made a claim to have discovered a method to make marbles roll upwards of their own momentum. Revolution-Green.com published an article on April 21st, 2015 written by Nathan Coppedge and detailing three of his designs.
Philosophically, his influences include modern philosophers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein, David K. Lewis, Novalis, Lichtenberg, and Nietzsche. Artistically, he has cited numerous influences, particularly M.C. Escher, Francis Picabia, Georges Braque, and Juan Gris. His whimsical inventions he says are inspired by everyday objects, such as coffee cups, children's toys, and water pumps. His Romantic inclinations come from classes in poetry from the Romantic Period that he took while at Bard College. Coppedge is also inspired by architecture, computer games, and concepts of paradise.
Coppedge, Nathan. 42 Mind Seals: Spell Papers Based on the Concept of Buddha-Magic Preserved in Venerable Zen Teachings. CIP, 2015.
" " ". Advanced Platonism. CIP, 2015.
" " ". Arche - Logos. CIP, 2014.
" " ". The Banned Classics (One-Page-Classics Vol. 2). CIP, 2014.
" " ". "Basic" Platonism: A Journey Through Plato's Cave. CIP, 2014.
" " ". Book of Ideas. CIP, 2014.
" " ". The Book of Paradoxes: Including Problems Encountered in Nathan Coppedge's Philosophy. CIP, 2014.
" " ". Coherent Logic. CIP, 2014.
" " ". Coherent Systems Theory. CIP, 2015.
" " ". God, the Devil, and the Sneaky Engineer [Quotations]. CIP, 2015.
" " ". Grand-Unified Theories of Meaning. CIP, 2015.
" " ". High Art: A Manual Concerning Artistic Perfection. CIP, 2014.
" " ". How to Write Aphorisms: The Aphoristic Method, A Guide to Writing Aphorisms. CIP, 2014.
" " ". Nathan Coppedge's Hyper-Cubism: Post-Cubist Drawings and Paintings. CIP, 2014.
" " ". Nathan Coppedge's Perpetual Motion Machine Designs & Theory. CIP, 2014.
" " ". Metaphysical Semantics. CIP, 2014.
" " ". On the Ethics of Aesthetics. CIP, 2015.
" " ". Perpetual Motion Physics for Non-Skeptics. CIP, 2015.
" " ". Systems Theory. CIP, 2016.
" " ". The Dimensional Artist's Toolkit. CIP, 2016.
" " ". The Dimensional Biologist's Toolkit. CIP 2014, 2015.
" " ". The Dimensional Immortality Toolkit. CIP, 2015.
" " ". The Dimensional Phenomenologist's Toolkit. CIP, 2015.
" " ". The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit. AH 2013, CIP 2014, 2015.
" " ". The Dimensional Psychologist's Toolkit. CIP, 2014.
" " ". The Dimensional Time Travel Toolkit. CIP, 2015.
" " ". The Golden Notebook. CIP, 2015.
" " ". The Ninesquare Notebook: An Objective Knowledge Manifesto. CIP, 2014.
" " ". The One-Page-Classics: A Compendium. CIP, 2014.
" " ". The Perpetual Motion Genius' Guide for Intelligent Children. CIP, 2014.
" " ". The Perpetual Motion Genius' Guide to Interface Design. CIP, 2014.
" " ". The Perpetual Motion Genius' Guide to Philosophy. CIP, 2014.
" " ". The Scientific Papers. CIP, 2014.
" " ". The Secret Principles of Immortality. CIP, 2014.
" " ". The Spiritual Writings. CIP, 2015.
" " ". Sublimism: Sublimist Art, Architecture, Morality, and Poetry. CIP: 2015.
" " ". The Symbolics: A Short and Selective Symbolism Dictionary. CIP: 2015.
"Metaphysical Style: The Twerk" was sold to a collector named Lehr in London. "Small House" was sold to Gail Hardin, a former neighbor. "Folded Flame" was sold to an anonymous buyer during the exhibit at Claire's Corner Copia. Coppedge's work has not been appraised recently, but works have sold on numerous occasions for $100 or more, and as high as $400. Coppedge's status as a kind of renaissance man is likely to increase interest and value for collectors.