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Happy Twentieth! – On Nature’s Alphabet

Tomorrow is International Mother Language Day–I’ve written previously on my general interest in languages, and specifically my interest in the international language Esperanto–so I thought I’d share an interesting observation that I made while studying De Rerum Natura.  In it, … Continue reading

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The Denaturalization of Morality

See Will to Power Reasonings I, II, III and IV At the heart of Nietzsche’s thought is the problem of where people get their values from. This includes a critique of the denaturalization of morality and of values, and therefore a … Continue reading

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Lucretius Against the Creationists

When they feign That gods have stablished all things but for man, They seem in all ways mightily to lapse From reason’s truth … in no wise the nature of the world For us was builded by a power divine- So great … Continue reading

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ERLS: On the Innumerable Worlds and on Communal Waves of Spiritual Progress

There’s a cosmological similarity between the spiritual world in which the Lotus Sutra takes place and the naturalist cosmology imagined by the early atomists, which includes a doctrine of innumerable worlds, with the Epicurean Gods dwelling in the regions between the … Continue reading

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The Re-discovery of the God of the Underworld

Pluto, the Roman god of death, has attracted much media attention in recent days now that the New Horizons mission will pass near this planetary system and take the most detailed photos never seen. New Horizons is on its way to … Continue reading

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Identity and Nature

The recent twitterstorm around Rachel Dolezal’s passing as a black woman has been quite interesting from the perspective of philosophy. It shows the perpetual tension between nature and culture, and shows how Platonic identities can be constructed entirely without input … Continue reading

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Eighth Taoist Contemplation: The Landscape of the Soul

One of the beauties of Taoist naturalism is that we encounter the meaning-endowing sacred within nature, which is of course rich in imagery. Lao-Tse fashions a meaning-endowing landscape of the soul and uses it to articulate his philosophical insights. In … Continue reading

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