Category Archives: Philosophy

Who is Socrates?

 

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Everything is meaningless! Says the Philosopher

“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Philosopher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” Now that was rather pessimistic yes? Yet these bitterly resounding words are ascribed to a king who is known for his unparalleled economic advancement and growth, not to mention his … Continue reading

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The Book of Dead Philosophers

In the spirit of Socrates’ apology and defence, The Book of Dead Philosophers is about how philosophers have died and what we can learn from philosophy about the appropriate attitude to death and dying. Simon Critchley has provided an intelligent … Continue reading

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Through the Eye of Eternity

Alan Watts – Through the Lens of Eternity A journey through the lens of Eternity Ideas & concepts that illuminate the mind Quotes by Alan Watts Selected & narrated by Jason Youngman Music – Accessing the Coma – By Altus … Continue reading

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An Overview of Plotinus’ Thought

“To the degree the soul goes toward the formless, being completely unable to comprehend it because it is not defined or stamped, so to speak, by a richly coloured stamp, she slides off and is frightened that she may have … Continue reading

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The Roots of Platonic Thought

Providing a little background to better understand our western roots in Platonism [Spirituality] and our soul’s longing to know its true self through the ground of being. THE PASSION OF THE WESTERN MIND (Understanding the ideas that have shaped our … Continue reading

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The Practice of Dying Well

“And we must consider that humans have forgotten That which from the beginning, and now still, they want and long for. For everything reaches out to That and longs for It by necessity of nature, as if divining by instinct … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Western Mind

An Introduction to The Passion of the Western Mind (Understanding the ideas that have shaped our world view) The Passion presents a concise narrative history of the Western world view beginning with the ancient Greeks. The aim of this book … Continue reading

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PLOTINUS – WHAT IS SOUL

For Plotinus our prior life as soul was in spirit but not in the way that we now perceive ourselves with flesh and blood, but as a oneness of sorts with spirit itself. So why would soul in its right … Continue reading

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The Individual Soul

For hundreds of years both philosophers and religious alike have discussed the validity of the soul and its purpose. Many have come to articulate and express its beauty and essence through various mediums such as literature, creative art and ritual. … Continue reading

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