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Tag Archives: Philosophy
Initial review or thoughts on the documentary Hoaxed.
Arrogant, resentful people believe deception works. –Jordan Peterson, minute 94, Hoaxed (2019). Know thyself. –Delphic Oracle “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” … Continue reading
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Did Cicero writing in 44AD predict the rise of libertarianism and Donald Trump?
Did Cicero writing in 44AD predict the rise of libertarianism and Donald Trump? In his dialogue De Re Publica (The Republic) Cicero wrote an eerily prescient description of the libertarian movement. In this passage, the character of Scipio quotes from … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, justice, republicanism, statesmanship Tagged Cicero, freedom, Philosophy, President of the United States, Putin, Trump, tyranny Comments Off on Did Cicero writing in 44AD predict the rise of libertarianism and Donald Trump?
“Can’t you take a joke?” Charlie Hebdo, tolerance, and why the joke is on the West
Freedom of speech and the freedom of the press are considered important for a free society. Both of these freedoms support the common opinion that binds a society together. The freedom to philosophize is the source for these freedoms. Yet, … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, philosophy, privacy Tagged First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Freedom of speech, Freedom of the press, Islam, Philosophy, Satire, tolerance Comments Off on “Can’t you take a joke?” Charlie Hebdo, tolerance, and why the joke is on the West
Why should the philosopher talk to the political man and why should the political man listen?
Famously, Plato solved this problem in the Republic by inventing the idea of the philosopher-king. The two roles, political and philosophical, were combined. His solution, though, showed the deeper problem that a philosopher, like Socrates, poses for any city. If … Continue reading
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A change of name but the journey continues
I decided it was time to change the name of the blog. Although, I still believe the word statesmanship is under appreciated and should be used more to understand politics today, I accept that a lot of readers may assume … Continue reading
Posted in education, philosophy, statesmanship, war Tagged Aristotle, Francis Fukuyama, Philosophy, Plato, Political Philosophy, Politics, Statesman Comments Off on A change of name but the journey continues
Steve Jobs, Martin Heidegger, Apple and the new culture of technology
As human beings, we seek a personal relationship in all that we do. We want to see others and we want others to see us. When we meet and talk to each on a personal and physical level, we … Continue reading
Posted in education, philosophy, privacy Tagged Apple, Heidegger, Human, Martin Heidegger, Philosophy, technology, virtual friends 1 Comment
Hyperlinks, Leo Strauss and the return of esoteric writing
I have been thinking recently about the phrase “Hyperlinks subvert hierarchies.” I argued in an earlier blog that this was not the case. I suggested that hyperlinks reflect hierarchies and those hierarchies are networks. In that approach, I only considered … Continue reading
Educating ourselves to particpate in politics: what is the best way to live?
The following is based on comment, I posted on http://adragonsbestfriend.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/knowledge-is-porridge/ The challenge for educating our young to take part in politics, is that teaching is no longer about educating. Moreover educating is no longer about teaching someone to think or … Continue reading
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Time for a change…..of name, but the journey continues
I have blogged on this site since August 2010 under my name. I thought it was time to move to a different title reflects the content. If the blog had been about me personally, it might have remained unchanged. However, … Continue reading
Posted in education, good writing, Government, military, privacy, statesmanship, strategy Tagged Augustine, FOIA, Freedom of Information Act, government, human-rights, Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Politics Comments Off on Time for a change…..of name, but the journey continues