Category Archives: philosophy / theology

Plato’s ‘Republic’; with its historical background

Whilst most of world leaders and politicians today approve democracy as the best form of political governance, nonetheless, this political system has never been immune to criticism as well. One of the most famous, and probably the strongest such criticisms, … Continue reading

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Plato and Aristotle; in their ontological and teleological views

Plato and Aristotle are both well-known philosophers throughout the Western history. While the former is known for his Cave Allegory and the Two World Theory, the latter is famous for his Four Causes, as far as their ontological accounts concern. … Continue reading

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The Excommunication of Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza

Benedict de Spinoza is one of the most influential philosophers in the history of Western thoughts and is recognised as one of the pioneers the Existentialism. As this blog already discussed in an earlier entry, he was born to a … Continue reading

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Soeren Kierkegaard’s pseudonyms

Soeren Kierkegaard is well known for his use of several pseudonyms for publishing philosophical works. For example, when one of his famous works The Concept of Anxiety was originally published in 1844, its official title was printed in the following … Continue reading

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Ontological difference ‘in the air’… (?)

Gilles Deleuze, a famous French modern thinker, argues in his Difference and Repetition (Preface to the Original Edition, translated by Paul Patton, Columbia University Press, New York, 1994, p.5), ‘The subject dealt with here is manifestly in the air. The … Continue reading

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Nature v.s. Society in Hobbes and Nietzsche

Thomas Hobbes, in his book entitled Of Man, one of four books that consist the entire work titled Leviathan, defines the condition of Nature in his famous term, ‘war of every one against every one’ (Macpherson, 1985, p. 185: spelling … Continue reading

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Christian Rosencreutz

The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosencreutz: Anno 1459 could be counted as one of seven wonders in the world of literature. This book was first published in 1616 in Strasbourg, and was attributed its authorship to Johann Valentin Andreae, a … Continue reading

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