Miscellany: On censorship in the time of Corona and other topics

To out-Plato Plato: Before Plato, the Greek conception of morality was basically “help your friends, harm your enemies.” Plato transformed this to “harm no one.” His reasoning was that you make yourself worse by becoming the kind of person who does harm to others. Jesus transformed the Platonic doctrine in a radical way such that…

Miscellany: mind in science, Genesis, deontology & utilitarianism, etc.

On the limits of the scientific method and the imminent paradigm shift: Francis Bacon’s elimination of formal causality (eide, logoi) from the purview of science leads to a sort of “blindsight” amongst scientists, and by extension, most of us living today, who defer to such scientists to establish our theory of reality. In the same…

Miscellany: Left & Right, the Euthyphro dilemma, the scapegoat mechanism, etc.

On the philosophical underpinnings of the political Left and Right: The topic is complicated by the fact that “Left” and “Right” are political designations and thus subject to all of the capriciousness of ideological fashion. That being said, I think a few points can be worth considering.  Historically, RIGHT is meant to refer to the…