Philosophy

Meditations

~ The Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David

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The death of Socrates did not cause the death of philosophy. On the contrary, Socrates and philosophy would always be hailed with admiration and praise in the eyes of every learned man on Earth so long as human intellect continues to prosper and flourish.

Sadly, we often neglect the importance of philosophy in our lives. Ignorantly and arrogantly we forget that all knowledge has its roots in both philosophy and history. In promoting philosophy, we promote knowledge. And I believe that knowledge may be the salvation for us all.

LIST OF FAMOUS WESTERN PHILOSOPHERS

LIST OF FAMOUS CHINESE PHILOSOPHERS

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Contents

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1 – Setting the Stage

Meditation I, Sapere Aude The Limitations of Human Understanding

Interlude I Man Against Woman and The Downfall of Man

Meditation II, Ethos The Limitations of  Ethics

Meditation III, Utopia The Limitations of Man’s Ambitions

Interlude II Woman Against Man and The Ascent of Man

Meditation IV, Politicus The Limitations of Political Power

Meditation V, Armata The Limitations of Military Might

Meditation VI, Juno Moneta The Limitations of Wealth and Money

Interlude III Man and Woman

Meditation VII, Homo Sapiens The Limitations of Man

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2 – Early Thoughts

Prelude II – Of Knowledge and Ignorance

Meditation VIII, Philosophos – The Inescapable Philosophy of Philosophy

Meditation IX, Systēma – Approaching Systematic Philosophy

Meditation X, Logos – The Building Blocks of Philosophy

Meditation XI, Paradoxos – The Philosophy of Paradoxes

Meditation XII, Khronos – The Philosophy of Time and its Implications

Meditation XIII, Historia – The Philosophy of History and History in Philosophy

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3 – Food for Thought

I. Of Knowledge & Ignorance

II. Of Reality & Illusion

III. Of Mind & Matter

IV. Of Past & Present

V. Of Fate & Freewill

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4 – Art and Age

I. Awake & Ascend

II. Beauty & Bane

III. Change & Continuity

IV. Death & Decay

V. Excel & Exalt

VI. Fate & Freewill

VII. Grace & Grandeur

VIII. Heaven & Hell

IX. Ignorance & Idleness

X. Justice & Judgment

XI. Knowledge & Know-how

XII. Live & Learn

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5 – Of Proverbs and Philosophy

I. AESTHETICS

II. BELIEFS

III. CHANGE

IV. DEATH

V. EDUCATION

VI. FREEDOM

VII. GOVERNANCE

VIII. HAPPINESS

IX. INTROSPECTION

X. JUSTICE

XI. KNOWLEDGE

XII. LIFE

XIII. MORALITY

XIV. NATURE

XV. OPTIMISM

XVI. POLITICS

XVII. QUALITIES

XVIII. REALITY

XIX. STRENGTH

XX. THEOLOGY

XXI. UNIVERSALS

XXII. VIRTUE

XXIII. WAR

XXIV. XANTHIPPE

XXV. YIN AND YANG

XXVI. ZEN

Comments
31 Responses to “Philosophy”
  1. Tan Shin Er says:

    hello…fren… u got a lot of meditations ler…
    but i din read all la, looks very pro…haha=)
    i tink the most interesting 1 is the The First Interlude… n who is the gal u refer in the article o??
    haha..finally u confessed to some1 oso..

  2. David Chong says:

    Dear James

    It is really a wee bit longist for me. I am not really into meditation and philosophy and ethics. Truth be told, i didn’t not finish reading the piece.

    Your writing skill has certainly improved and beyond that I am not conversant enough to comment much.

    Happy to know somebody can now write.

    Regards

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  7. Alyn says:

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