Philosophy, August 9th

“A man’s tongue is a glib and twisty thing . . . plenty of words there are, all kinds at its command – with all the room in the world for talk to range and stray. And the sort you use is just the sort you will hear.” – Homer, The Iliad “Of course, heContinue reading “Philosophy, August 9th”

Philosophy, August 8th

“Just as a man’s denominational orientation is the result of upbringing, and only the religious need as such slumbers in his soul, the political opinion of the masses represents nothing but the final result of an incredibly tenacious and thorough manipulation of their mind and soul.” – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf “In proportion as theContinue reading “Philosophy, August 8th”

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 5th

“On the other hand, it is painful to observe that he is pained at one’s own misfortunes, since everyone tries to avoid causing his friends pain. For this reason a man of a resolute nature takes care not to involve his friends in his own troubles, and unless he is exceptionally insensitive cannot stand theContinue reading “Philosophy, August 5th”

Philosophy, August 4th

“Paying money for the use of money is a great and barbarous wrong. It is also a stupendous absurdity. No one man can use money. The use of money involves its transfer from one to another. Therefore, as no one man can use money, it cannot be right and proper for any man to payContinue reading “Philosophy, August 4th”

Philosophy, July 29th

“Three elements or, if you like, three fundamental principles constitute the essential conditions of all human development, collective or individual, in history: (1) human animality; (2) thought; and (3) rebellion. To the first properly corresponds social and private economy; to the second, science; to the third, liberty.” – Michael Bakunin, God and the State “TheContinue reading “Philosophy, July 29th”

Philosophy, July 28th

“With suppressed irony, and using very cautious expressions, the factory inspectors hint that the present Ten Hours’ Act also frees the capitalist from some of the brutality natural to a man who is merely an embodiment of capital, and that it has given him time for a little ‘culture’. ‘Formerly the master had no timeContinue reading “Philosophy, July 28th”