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Email Tag Lines

Lately I’ve noticed an increase in email “tag lines.”  At least, that’s what I call them.  They are the little quotes that some people have added to their email communications.   369 palabras más


Socrates and how he changed the world with his thought

Apparently the 20 May 469 b.C. in Athens Socrates was born: we do not have any documents proving this unfortunately.

To be honest we have no document at all related directly to Socrates: my professor of philosophy used to say that all the great men in history, such as Jesus or Buddha, have never written anything, and among them he added also Socrates. 1.006 palabras más


On Pierre Hadot – A Draft Much too Long for a Blog Post

Pierre Hadot (1922–2010) was a French philosopher and historian of ancient philosophy, especially of Plato, Aristotle, Stoicism, Cynicism, Epicureanism, and Neoplatonism. He was a professor at the Collège de France in Paris where he also wrote and taught on a number of philosophers, including Marcus Aurelius, Plotinus, Descartes, Kant, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and Merleau-Ponty, to name a few. 10.049 palabras más


And the room gets closed.

In a Lazy summer afternoon of Saturday, the sky is clear and the walls of the two-storied building is colored in red and white with the advertisement of Birla Cements in the middle because this is what must be available to them among the other spaces filled with advertisements of varied commercial products. 385 palabras más


The Irony of Practice: Hypocrisy

In a previous post, I pointed out the use of Socratic irony in Pierre Hadot’s writings on philosophy as a way of life involving spiritual exercises. 860 palabras más


The Three Principles Retracted

The third perspective from which doxa is examined gets closest to solving the phenomenon of false belief by acknowledging doxa’s duality. But the pseudes doxa… 226 palabras más


Doxa as Substitution

In the final perspective from which pseudes doxa, the false view, is examined, the confusion of the first perspective is replaced by the proposal that what happens in the false view is a substitution. 149 palabras más