A Spirit of Tolerance

True Religion Is Tolerance

I am not at all religious, but I respect religion and religious people. Honestly, I find religion fascinating–what people believe and how their beliefs motivate their actions. That is part of what separates humans from animals. Humans are belief-motivated beings. Religious belief is one type of belief and like all […]

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Epicurus on Happiness

Epicurus on Happiness

Epicurus on Happiness “We must, therefore, pursue the things that make for happiness, seeing that when happiness is present, we have everything; but when it is absent, we do everything to possess it.” – Epicurus Epicurus is one of the major philosophers in the Hellenistic period, the three centuries following […]

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huffpo censorship

Story About Spotify Censored?

Was a story about Spotify censored by online tabloid HuffPost? The article was an expose of a closed-door meeting between artists’ rights activist Blake Morgan of I Respect Music and executives of Spotify, the music corporation. Morgan is a regular contributor to HuffPost, and he published there an account of […]

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Nietzsche

I Give You the Übermensch

One of the most notoriously misunderstood concepts in the history of philosophy is Friedrich Nietzsche’s Übermensch. The word “Übermensch” is too often mistranslated into English as “superman” but the German “Über” means “over” not “super.” We need to be clear on that distinction to understanding what Nietzsche really meant. Nietzsche’s […]

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Kant

Kant’s Sixth Proof of God

Kant’s Sixth Proof of God Immanuel Kant definitively demonstrated in his writings that no proof or disproof of the existence of god could be fashioned from pure reason. He conclusively and persuasively showed that all of the five standard rational proofs of god are inadequate to prove the case. By […]

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Why Ads?

  I spend many hours creating content for and maintaining this site. Your ad clicks are the only way I can receive compensation. If you like what you read, please support substantive content on the Internet, not just my site but everywhere that you find quality content on the Web. […]

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Teddy Roosevelt on the Senate

Teddy Roosevelt on the Senate When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not guilty.’ – President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. The level of corruption in the U.S. […]

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Suns of Arqa

Suns of Arqa Origins: U.K., Jamaica, India, Middle East, pan-Africa Styles: Indian fusion, Middle Eastern fusion, reggae, dub, Indian vibes, chillout, world groove, Balkan fusion, funk, ambient-dark, psychedelic, folk, neo-folk, Celtic fusion Discography: Over 60 releases Full discography here. Web Site: www.sunsofarqa.co.uk Suns of Arqa are what many late 1960s […]

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