Daily Philosophy

“God’s act according to the philosophers is in a certain way not natural, nor is it absolutely voluntary; it is voluntary without having the deficiency which is attached to the human will. Therefore, the term ‘will’ is attributed to the Divine Will and the human in an equivocal way, just as the term ‘knowledge’ isContinue reading “Daily Philosophy”

Daily Philosophy

“We have now said enough to show that moral virtue is a mean, and in what sense it is so: that it is a mean between two vices, one of excess and the other of deficiency, and that it is such because it aims at hitting the mean point in feelings and actions. For thisContinue reading “Daily Philosophy”

Philosophy, August 10th

“A thing can be a use-value without being a value. This is the case whenever its utility to man is not mediated through labor. Air, virgin soil, natural meadows, unplanted forests, etc. fall into this category. A thing can be useful, and a product of human labor, without being a commodity. He who satisfies hisContinue reading “Philosophy, August 10th”

Philosophy, August 6th

“And therefore, it is clear that the First Principle is the principle of all these principles, and that He is an agent, a form, and an end. And as to His relation to the sensible existents, He is – since He bestows on them the unity which causes their plurality and the unification of theirContinue reading “Philosophy, August 6th”

Philosophy, August 2nd

“In the folkish state, finally, the folkish philosophy of life must succeed in bringing about that nobler age in which men no longer are concerned with breeding dogs, horses, and cats, but in elevating man himself, an age in which the one knowingly and silently renounces, the other joyfully sacrifices and gives.” – Adolf Hitler,Continue reading “Philosophy, August 2nd”

Philosophy, August 1st

“Of course, he can, like the man who is working for him, participate directly in the process of production, but then he is only a hybrid, a man between capitalist and worker, a ‘small master’. A certain stage of capitalist production necessitates that the capitalist be able to devote the whole of the time duringContinue reading “Philosophy, August 1st”

Philosophy, July 31st

“In short, the religions are, according to the philosophers, obligatory, since they lead towards wisdom in a way universal to all human beings, for philosophy only leads a certain number of intelligent people to the knowledge of happiness, and they therefore have to learn wisdom, whereas religions seek the instruction of the masses generally.” –Continue reading “Philosophy, July 31st”

Philosophy, July 30th

“We have now said enough to show that moral virtue is a mean, and in what sense it is so: that it is a mean between two vices, one of excess and the other of deficiency, and that it is such because it aims at hitting the mean point in feelings and actions. For thisContinue reading “Philosophy, July 30th”

Philosophy, July 24th

“Our lives are much too brief . . . If a man is cruel by nature, cruel in action, the mortal world will call down curses on his head while he is alive, and all will mock his memory after death. But then if a man is kind by nature, kind in action, his guestsContinue reading “Philosophy, July 24th”

Philosophy, July 23rd

“Owing to the extensive use of machinery and to division of labor, the work of the proletarians has lost all individual character, and consequently, all charm for the workman. He becomes an appendage of the machine, and it is only the simplest, most monotonous, and most easily acquired knack, that is required of him. Hence,Continue reading “Philosophy, July 23rd”