“Shaykh Ibn-Sīnā writes in Shifa that it is more akin to truth that owing to elementary convulsions taking place at the great conjunction of planets, or to the coincidence, or a near approach to that, of the zones if they may happen, or to the interalliance of the Zenith and the Nadir etc., some regions […]‘Allãmah Davānī On the Creation of Man
World’s eyes are on this conflict, war or special military operation; whatever the name you give it, it is dangerous and yet easily resolved as Noam Chomsky says.
In the below video, Chomsky goes back to the 90s, where an agreement was made between the U.S and Russian for a non-expansion of NATO in Russia’s neighbouring countries. Surely, the agreement was not respected as we can see now.
However, does this justify invasion, brutality that is of a high price on a humanitarian level? On a moral level, nothing justifies this. On a political level, Niccolo Machiavelli would say the opposite.
Wherever you stand, this short video is worth watching:
And if you haven’t read my book review on Chomsky’s On Anarchism, you can catch it here:
Une des caractéristiques majeures, si ce n’est la caractéristique essentielle, du philosophe Hegel présenté par Alexandre Kojève dans son Introduction à la lecture de Hegel publiée en 1947 et qui réunit les cours donnés par Kojève de 1933 à 1939 sur la philosophie hégélienne, et plus particulièrement sur la Phénoménologie de l’esprit de 1807 (Phänomenologie […]Philosophie 14 : Le Hegel de Kojève
A view of the concept of live through a stoic perspective.A Stoic Interpretation of Love
Renaissance Humanism laid the foundations for modernity. So much so, neo-traditionalists—especially of the Western variety—condemn the Renaissance more-so than even the Enlightenment (which was, in many ways, a continuation of Renaissance ideals). The Renaissance in Europe principally emanated from Catholic clerics and intellectuals who engaged with Islam, post-Crusades, intellectually, rather than violently, and the recovering […]Renaissance Humanism and the Sanctification of the Conscience: Humanism & Modernity
I interviewed Dr. Matthew Galati, founder of the Brain Changes Initiative, to learn about his remarkable recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). In the interview, Dr. Galati offers us a reminder of the importance of resilience and perseverance in overcoming obstacles in order to reach your goals. Readers of the A Life of Virtue blog […]A Model of Resilience: An Interview with the Stoic Doctor Matthew Galati of the Brain Changes Initiative
I’ve owned the book Time and Free Will by French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859-1941) since university days – but regretfully never quite got around to fully reading it. It still resides on my bookshelf, awaiting the day… I was also interested in American polymath William James, and did at that time read some of his […]The first traffic jam on Broadway
Source Republishing this article with edits, as it aligns with similar themes in the Work and Leisure series As humans we spend most of our lives in a state of perpetual craving and desire. We land a big promotion at work, but soon fantasize about continuing to move up the corporate ladder. We become consumed […]Escaping the Rat Race: Lessons from Buddhist Thought
This is a follow-up treatise on my article What (and how) to expect from Leaders [Opinion] by H.St.C For as long as humans have made use of their intellectual faculties to ponder upon the question of what makes something attractive, we have always known- almost instinctively- what we want. The philosophical discipline of aesthetics exists because […]the Aesthetics of Populism [Minor Treatise]
In this post published on Medium, James Cussen describes the relationship between Camus and Sartre, the “intellectual superstars” of post-war France. As I am interested in the French Existentialism, which is a recent interest to me, this article shows the real relationship between the two men, beneath the surface.
From intellectual competition to political feuds, their friendship accompanied their philosophical and literary works.
For more details, click on the link below for the full article. A pleasure to read!