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SCIENCE AND TELEOLOGY, MIND AND COSMOS THOMAS NAGEL’S CHALLENGE TO SCIENTIST, AND ARETE

Imagine not being able to distinguish the real cause, from that without which the cause would not be able to act, as a cause. It is what the majority appear to do, like people groping in the dark; they call … Continue reading

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MATHEMATICS THE HIDDEN ROOT OF THE PLATONIC ARCHETYPES, A STORY OF EROS AND THE LOVE OF ABSTRACTS IDEALS

Beginning from these very beauties, for the sake of that highest beauty he ascends eternally, just as if employing the rungs of a ladder, from one to two, and from two to all beautiful bodies; from beautiful bodies he proceeds … Continue reading

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THE WORLD WITHOUT DUST, GEOGRAPHICAL ARCHETYPES OF THE SOUL

And the LORD God planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there He put the man whom He had formed. Genesis 2, 8. Plato in the Republic, It is written as a fictional dialogue between Plato’s teacher Socrates and Plato’s … Continue reading

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THE POSTMODERN AGE AND THE QUEST FOR A NEW PARADIGM

“All Sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problems of Value, to determine the true hierarchy of Values.” Friedrich  Nietzsche For those of us who … Continue reading

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ETERNAL OR CYCLICAL TIME VS THE BIG BANG AND LINEAR TIME

  “Created was the matter which they have;  Created was the informing influence  Within these stars that round about them go.”                                                                                            Dante Now the idea of Eternal  and Cyclical time  once  very popular in ancient Religious Cosmology, and modern … Continue reading

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