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Nietzsche and the Übermensch

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In Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Nietzsche - like many other great authors before (and after) him - creates a character through which he can “explore” ideas, through which he can communicate directly from mind you might say. Plato was the…

numbers and philosophy in antiquity (cont)

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While it’s tempting to look at the sequences of the bāguà, again the “eight trigrams” or “eight gua”, which as far as the tradition goes represent the earliest form of the Yĭ Jing from which the system of the 64 hexagrams was…

Postmodern Metaphysics

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In many respects, one can consider the age that we live in, the Quantum Era, as one of intense intellectual crisis and turmoil, very much analogous to the crisis that the intellectuals faced during the Enlightenment Era after the world had…

An Ontological Retrospective: Another Look at Aristotle and Pirsig’s Metaphysics of Quality

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Throughout this work we have emphasized the influence of Aristotle, perhaps more so than any other (Western) philosopher – even relative to his teacher Plato.  His importance and relevance as it relates to the development and evolution of…

Logos from Mythos: The Heart of Eurasian Philosophy

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At some level, a religious tradition can be thought of as distinguished by, or even defined by, its creation story – i.e. its cosmological narrative - and the Hindu/Vedic tradition is no different in this regard although it has many nuances…

Early Chinese Philosophy: The Humanism of Confucius

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The classical period of ancient Chinese philosophy runs from about the 6th century BCE till the 2nd century BCE and is marked by the proliferation and flowering of many varying philosophical schools, an era in Chinese history referred to (by…

The Metaphysics of the I Ching: The Alignment of Heaven, Man and Earth

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While the translational difficulties from Traditional Chinese into English are fairly well documented, even with the introduction of the Pinyin Romanization system of Chinese words in the middle of the twentieth century which is now predominantly…

The Hetu and Luoshu Diagrams: Numerology in Chinese Antiquity

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One of the most fascinating texts from antiquity is the I Ching, i.e. Yijing, one of the oldest extant documents in Chinese history and certainly one of the oldest philosophical treatise that we have in existence today.  The document is famous…

Theology Reconsidered: An Introduction

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What follows is the Introductory chapter from a newly published, two Volume work entitled Theology Reconsidered.  The book can be purchased from Lambert publishing via their website; Volume I here and Volume II here.   When looking…

The Theogony of Hesiod: Order (Cronos) from Chaos

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One of the nice things that you found as you studied more advanced civilizations, as you got further into the first millennium BCE, you had better material and source texts to work with.  You no longer had to rely on texts and tablets that…