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Islamic Philosophy: Allāh as the Final Cause

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One cannot properly explore the evolution of metaphysics and theology in Western civilization and its metamorphosis into science, without having some level of understanding of its development and evolution after the so-called fall of the Roman…

Religion and Politics: Separating Oil from Water

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Searching for a a simple progression or development of monotheistic religions in the ancient world is no easy exercise by any standards.  Monotheism clearly had tentacles that stretched far back into the dawn on civilized man, at least as far…
Allegory of the Cave

The Great Cave of the Mind

So many teachings So many schools So many methods So many philosophies So many religions and creeds There is no end really As there exist different societies and nations All throughout the world There will always be different methods Which…

The Origins and Philosophy of the Islamic Faith

Despite Charlie’s Jewish heritage, at least Jewish by blood, and his penchant for the less rigid and orthodox theological systems of the East, his knowledge of Islam began with a fundamental aversion for its fundamentalist interpretation…

Knowledge and the Intellect: Extracting Truth from Scripture

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Outside of his thesis coming together, with some clear indicators of cultural borrowing among Ancient Western civilizations with respect to the development of theology and philosophy, Charlie now had a much better context within which to view…

Muslim Philosophy: Muhammad, the Qur’an and Aristotle

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Despite Charlie’s Jewish heritage, at least Jewish by blood, and his penchant for the less rigid and orthodox theological systems of the East, he knew little about Islam outside of his aversion for its fundamentalist interpretation which,…

The Advent of Monotheism: One Step forward and Two Steps Back

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So there he was, really no closer to finding the source of materialism, or more aptly put by modern philosophers as the mechanistic world-view, than when he started his journey back through the dawn of civilization and mankind’s search for…