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by Clinias
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Impending Collapse Of America
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: The Impending Collapse Of America

Our debt is at 21 Trillion. America has already collapsed. We are in a cultural civil war that may turn hot anytime the economy takes a dump. America is very pollarized and our legislative bodies at the national level are gridlocked. Second, Treason is rampant throughout all levels of American socie...
by Clinias
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Which came first: the chicken or the egg?
Replies: 79
Views: 9581

Re: Which came first: the chicken or the egg?

Aristotle answered this question. It is in Aristotle. The egg is only a reproduction of the adult. The Form comes first. Therefore, the chicken came first. Aristotle postulated that the archtype was brought into being. Aristotle backs up the story in Genesis. The primal form comes first. It was crea...
by Clinias
Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Origin of Philosophy
Replies: 48
Views: 6872

Re: Origin of Philosophy

Karl Marx wanted to abolish the Family because it shows the division of function. There are much better scholars of Marx than me contributing to this forum, who could perhaps refute that. I simply ask you to cite the passage in which Marx actually says that. Having done that, you could then explain...
by Clinias
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why is culture?
Replies: 17
Views: 2617

Re: Why is culture?

The word "human" is a universal. What forms the culture is the particular of race. Humans don't create culture--only races create particular culture. Since America is a Novus Ordo and about mixing of races together--it is not only anti-civilization but also anti-culture. America doesn't have a cultu...
by Clinias
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why is culture?
Replies: 17
Views: 2617

Re: Why is culture?

Civilization is the order that a society takes. Culture is the soul of the race. Culture basically comes out of the racial types. Polynesian culture comes out of the racial characteristics of the Polynesian which is different from the Zulu. America is a product of English Individualism and Protestan...
by Clinias
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Origin of Philosophy
Replies: 48
Views: 6872

Re: Origin of Philosophy

The philosopher is supposed to read "nature". All things are by their nature. To know reality. All things have a particularity about them. Just like a farmer must know the difference between a Hereford and a Holsteing between a Quarter horse and a Morgan. Between a blood hound and a Jack Russel. Thr...
by Clinias
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Origin of Philosophy
Replies: 48
Views: 6872

Re: Origin of Philosophy

I liked your post Gee. I see that you have a problem with order. The Greek word "cosmos" means "ordered beauty". That Fall precedes winter everytime and follows summer is Order. Order means two things hierarchy and repitition. This is what Nature teaches. Aristotle carries forward a Greek concept. H...
by Clinias
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Metaphilosophy
Replies: 9
Views: 1536

Re: Metaphilosophy

First off, Socrates and Plato BOTH STRESS that true philosophy is only for a few. Socrates again stresses only certain types of character can do philosophy. Much of the Republic deals with character training, and training of the soul. How the Doric Greeks achieved generational true philosophers was ...
by Clinias
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Metaphilosophy
Replies: 9
Views: 1536

Re: Metaphilosophy

To Wanderinglands: Socrates and Plato both were "combatting the sophists". That means that they were trying to preserve true philosophy from sham philosophy. ("not a sham philosopher", Rep. 485e; "not the sham philosophers", Sophist, 216c) Now, to have "sham philosophers" means that not every body w...
by Clinias
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Metaphilosophy
Replies: 9
Views: 1536

Re: Metaphilosophy

Socrates says in the Gorgias that "philosophy always holds to the same". Now, if philosophy always holds to the same, how is there "different schools of philosophy"? There is none. 2nd. Hegel ended tradtional Western philosophy. Hegel was a kabbalist and therefore not a philosopher. He rejected fact...
by Clinias
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Origin of Philosophy
Replies: 48
Views: 6872

Re: Origin of Philosophy

You've got it Gingko but there is a discrepancy in one part of your conclusion. Gingko wrote: "Plato had no love for democracy, he favored an oligarchy of men who were best suited to the job of ruling." Correct, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle all hated democracy. They all categorically state that Tyr...
by Clinias
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Origin of Philosophy
Replies: 48
Views: 6872

Re: Origin of Philosophy

Wyman is right; it is in Plato's Republic. Plato uses the analogy of a charioteer driving three horses. The three horses represent the three parts of the soul, the appetites, the thymos (spirit) located in the chest, and reason. Together Reason, guiding thymos controls the appetites. The Tripartite ...
by Clinias
Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Medieval times - A enlightened era…
Replies: 44
Views: 7736

Re: Medieval times - A enlightened era…

Prof. Inge in his article "Religion" in the book The Legacy of Greece, notes several things: "The Dark Ages, and the early Middle Ages, are the period during which the West was cut off from Hellenism." This is not due to the Roman Catholic Church but the collapse of the Roman Empire and the invasion...
by Clinias
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Origin of Philosophy
Replies: 48
Views: 6872

Re: Origin of Philosophy

In reply to you Gingko, Plato expressly says that Philosophy is derived from "the nature of the cosmos". Timaeus, (§47a-b) The source of philosophy is nature. It is not a "philosophy of nature". Socrates says that "only God is wise and we are friends or lovers of the Wisdom of God". The wisdom of Go...
by Clinias
Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Medieval times - A enlightened era…
Replies: 44
Views: 7736

Re: Medieval times - A enlightened era…

Skakos, you are in the hornet's nest here. Most of your interlocutors are atheists and their hatred of the Church is immense. Here is website that talks of the good of the Middle Ages. The word "Dark" came from Petrarch who observed the loss of Latin education. It had nothing to do with the Church. ...