Preface While I am not enamored of the modern western secular state, it stands to reason there are some changes that could be made to curtail its involvement in the demographic destruction of the United States which was originally intended to be a European, if not primarily Anglophone/British nation. The structure in the modern […]
Boethius: A Christian Lesson in Right Living Much of the roman Boethius’ work The Consolation of Philosophy speaks of luck, or Fortuna. However, as The Consolation of Philosophy continues, the reader is brought to Boethius’ inevitable conclusion. That it is self-examination which provides humans with lasting happiness. The Consolation of Philosophy is not necessarily a […]
How Lincoln destroyed America using the Declaration of Independence. The overarching theme of Kendall and Carey’s book, The Basic Symbols of the American Political Tradition, stands out quite a bit. It runs against the grain of what is currently called traditional history. Instead of the story of a nation founded on the ideas of equality […]
A self examination using Aristotle’s Four Causes. In this article, I will explain Aristotle’s four causes, which are the causes of change or movement. I will do this by using myself as an example of how these causes might be applied in context. In modern language, we might use the word cause, instead of responsible, […]
How the movie BladeRunner teaches us The Way Of The Dao. Zhuangzi stories are strange and feel like reading Dr Seuss’. What is discernable in these writings is the discussions about life transformations—the differences between states of being, and the ambiguous nature of reality. One theme which has a natural counterpart in ancient western philosophy […]
Being an individual is not the same as having a unique identity that sets one apart from the community or the whole of society. Ants are individuals within the entirety of their nest, and yet they do not appear to hold any sort of personal identity. Human beings, on the other hand, stand out among eusocial animals because they are atoms in their respective societies and, at the same time, struggle to establish unique identifiers of their own. Individuals with a personal identity are individuals plus ultra, so to speak.