Philosophy, August 11th

“Then the good and wise judge whom we are seeking is not this man, but the other; for vice cannot know virtue too, but a virtuous nature, educated by time, will acquire a knowledge both of virtue and vice: the virtuous, and not the vicious man has wisdom – in my opinion.” – Plato, TheContinue reading “Philosophy, August 11th”

Philosophy, August 7th

“The man who exceeds in fearing is a coward. He fears the wrong things and in the wrong way, and all the other similar qualifications attach to him. He also shows a deficiency in confidence; but he is more easily identified by his excessive reaction in cases of pain. Thus, the coward is a despondentContinue reading “Philosophy, August 7th”

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, August 3rd

“Such an one is sure to be temperate and the reverse of covetous; for the motives which make another man desirous of having and spending, have no place in his character.” – Plato, The Republic “A machine which is not active in the labor process is useless. In addition, it falls prey to the destructiveContinue reading “Philosophy, August 3rd”

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 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”