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Dàodéjīng 3: Not Aristotelian

Not preferring the worthy allows people to not quarrel.

Not prizing hard to obtain goods allows people to not act like thieves.

Not displaying what can be desired allows people’s hearts to not be troubled. 555 more words


What is Beauty?

Pied Beauty
Gerard Manley Hopkins

Glory be to God for dappled things—
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; 351 more words


Philosophical Skeleton Keys: Nunc

How do things change, yet remain themselves? It’s one of the basic philosophical problems. Things that can be discerned from each other on account of their differences are simply not the same thing. 2,232 more words

Metaphysics & Natural Philosophy

Hangovers: Poems and Cures

From the Suda:

Kraipalê: The pounding that comes from drinking too much wine. We also have the participle “carousing” which is when someone acts poorly because of drinking, or just being drunk. 464 more words


Plato - One of the most esteemed thinkers of all time

Plato (427-347 BCE) was a Greek philosopher born into an aristocratic Athenian family. Over the centuries he has come to be regarded as one of the most influential philosophers of all time, especially within Western philosophy. 838 more words


the good life, virtue, and sanctification.

let it be, let it be.

silent night, holy night.

love could change the world in a moment, but what do I know? 

i hope someday you will join us and the world will be as one. 1,127 more words


Virtue Theory and Virtue Ethics:

Virtue theory is based around the investigation and understanding of the virtues. This theory being distinct from Virtue Ethics, a normative moral theory that sees the development of our virtues as our primary goal. 862 more words