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The Chinese Riddle, & How To Keep It Nice

China is the other great civilizational center. The primary one being the Indo-European ensemble (which crucially incorporated Egypt, where a lot of what came...

From Sentience, To Reason & Philosophy

Why Is It Modern To Study Ancient Philosophy?Because one studies this way the roots of reason, as first put into digital form (that’s what...

Stoic Me Up!

Intelligence Without Passion is Just Somebody’s Else DinnerPlato observed that Socrates became so wise, probably because he had tried everything else before. Did he?...

Is Oligarchy Intrinsically Evil?

Yes and no. Unjustifiable Oligarchy Is Intrinsically Evil. Unfortunately, be it in China, Russia, the USA, the EU, and nearly all states, this is...

MINIMIZING EVIL As the Greatest Good

Do the ends justify the means, or the means, the ends? Neither. A completely different answer awaits. We have to change our considerations of...

How Civilizations Go Down. Why There Is Hope

Gloom and doom go only that far. A number of commenters, or authors such as Machiavelli, entertained pretty abysmal considerations on humanity and its...

Solstice Song

So this is the Solstice,And what have we done,We, the civilization of Humanity,The only one there is,Our Earth, her Moon, our biosphere,Once more around the...

Love Without Wisdom: Ruin of Humanity.

Love without wisdom is only ruin of humanity? Lying, too, is the ruin of humanity, which is truth, if nothing else. Lying about Islam...

Truth Is Not Politically Correct

Truth is not Politically Correct. Denying this, pretending that truth is Politically Correct, is the mother of all problems with the present management of the...

Ancient vs modern ethics: a comparison

Ethics As The Enlightenment Of The Dark SideMorality is about the behaviors (“mores”; from “mos” genitive, “moris”; one’s disposition, manners, customs) which have long been...