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The Republic by Plato

The Republic by Plato My rating: 4 of 5 stars This early effort to deal with the deepest problems of civilized man sets the agenda for all subsequent discussion. Knowing this to be one of the most important literary works … Continue reading

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Ten Philosophical Mistakes by Mortimer J. Adler

Ten Philosophical Mistakes by Mortimer J. Adler My rating: 4 of 5 stars This short, authoritative text surveys some of the major gaps and problems in modern thought. I bought a used copy of this book in 2010, as part … Continue reading

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Beyond the Shadows by Guy Wyndham-Jones and Tim Addey

Beyond the Shadows: The Metaphysics of the Platonic Tradition: Writings on the One and the Gods: The Universe of Being by Guy Wyndham-Jones My rating: 4 of 5 stars This sourcebook and primer gives a good and deep, if sometimes … Continue reading

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keeping it real

But there are some people, nevertheless–and I am one of them–who think that the most practical and important thing about a man is still his view of the universe. We think that for a landlady considering a lodger, it is … Continue reading

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Intellect: Mind over Matter by Mortimer J. Adler

Intellect: Mind over Matter by Mortimer Jerome Adler My rating: 4 of 5 stars This small volume (205 pages, including index) presents a forceful case for the existence of a distinct human nature that makes us fundamentally different from any … Continue reading

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my philosophy, part 3

In earlier posts I set out what I regard as two pillars of my personal philosophy: pragmatism and individualism. Today I thought I’d try to write about my third and final pillar, but I’ve had a hard time coming up … Continue reading

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my philosophy, part 2

In my post of 17 August I explained how one pillar of my personal philosophy is pragmatism, or the difference each belief makes in the world of experience. In my long journey to discover what my own beliefs are I … Continue reading

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my philosophy, part 1

For some time I’ve wanted to write a post about philosophy, but I’ve found it hard to think of a way to begin. So I’ll just jump in and see where I get to. I believe that everyone has a … Continue reading

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