In his book The Fourth Way, P. D. Ouspensky introduces the idea that evil is mechanical, not conscious. I relate this to some of my own research on evil for my dissertation.
My Ph.D. dissertation was on what it means for a person to be evil. In other words, what is an evil person? The main purpose behind this was to know how to avoid being evil. The whole dissertation can be read as an eBook or a PDF file.
Last updated: Thursday, June 18, 2015I haven’t been working on embedding more of my videos lately, because I have begun cataloging my books on LibraryThing.com. I recently discovered GoodReads.com and Shelfari.com, which renewed my interest in using a site that catalogs books. Since I already had a LibraryThing account, I began using that first. After … [Read more…]
If one religion is the one true religion, all others are false. If none are true, all are false. If each has some truth, the many differences between religions still imply a good deal of error in religion. Since faith produces varying results, critical thinking is what we need to discern truth in religion.
Last updated: Sunday, May 26, 2019What constitutes a good argument? This video begins a series on symbolic logic. Before getting into symbolic logic proper, this video lays the groundwork for why it is useful to know something about formal logic. To summarize, an argument consists of premises given in support of a conclusion. In a … [Read more…]
Darwin’s Dangerous Idea echoes my own understanding of evolution and elaborates on it further. Prior to reading this book, I was already thinking about how natural selection is an ordering principle that can account for order at all levels of reality, even accounting for how order can arise from chaos.
Last updated: Saturday, May 4, 2019I have created this blog as a companion to my YouTube channel fortheloveofwisdom. I started by looking into which blog site would be the best place to host this blog, and my choice became much easier when I realized that fortheloveofwisdom.wordpress.com, fortheloveofwisdom.blogspot.com, and even 4theloveofwisdom.blogspot.com were all taken. So I … [Read more…]