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The Neocons and Reality

Maureen Finnigan observes, “[Friedrich] Nietzsche assures us that ideal truth and pure reality are illusory, for they are utterly indemonstrable. Inasmuch as absolute truth and reality are unsubstantiated conjectures of the human mind, we are left with our perspective, which … Continue reading

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Part 1 of 2: What is Truth?

During the Enlightenment, as each new idea spread across Europe, it was debated and challenged by other thinkers. Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-1776), the skeptic, rejected the scope and power of reason in decision-making that Newton’s work had released. Hume … Continue reading

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Choices and Reaching Full Potential

For Aristotle the goal of human life was happiness – the necessary precondition being virtue. Virtue or good involved choices between two opposite evils, it was a midpoint between excess and deficit. For example, courage was a mean between cowardliness … Continue reading

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Self-responsibility and entitlement.

This is a story about one self-responsibility, and two entitlements. There are two main views on the cause of poverty in North America. One view identifies the challenge as systemic and the other as personal. Personal responsibility is the libertarian worldview. … Continue reading

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Skepticsm and Change

The introduction of change. In order to introduce change it is necessary to be open to questioning and skepticism. Skepticism requires critical thinking on how do we know what we know is true. The electronic age began with the fall … Continue reading

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