A series. POST 1.1: Aristotle, becoming, and soul-art

(Coming every couple days are additional posts answering questions related. A time-line found at the bottom of this post. More soon…Today? An invitation to adventure… Forego the words of the chemical pushers and the flashy screen images as much as you can. Listen to the ancients (pre-pharmacy and pre-internet). There is perennial insight. It is …

On production and virtue

Production is everything for the following conditions: incomplete, imperfect, needy, wanting, dissatisfied. There are of course interesting questions about just what needs production but that something does is necessary for those in any of the above categories. It is typical to find individuals bickering and arguing over earthly goods. We Puritanical Libertarians think the spaces …

A note on Kierkegaard and Plotinus through Hadot

Pierre Hadot is worth a read on Ancient Philosophy. His meta-thesis is that for the ancients (Greece and Rome) philosophy was the combination of a choice of life and a discourse. This makes ancient philosophy different from contemporary philosophy which has let go of form of life requirements and continued merely as discourse. He examines …

Happiness and the relation to internals and externals

I mean to reflect on happiness for the human being which means a bodily being and not a disembodied spirit (angelic being). On the assumption that the human being is the creature in the middle, part soul and part body, internals and externals must be considered for the production of happiness in this earthly life. …