Tag Archives: Philosophy

WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Skewed

Invisibly standing under a pale light moon Reading the past into my future like a rune I think of things done and that I’ve viewed And see quite clearly how much of it is skewed Somewhere in a life borne … Continue reading

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First Principles: May We Ever Endeavor To Be Friends Despite Our Differences

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson (1800)        

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A Brief History of Stephen Hawking

A Brief History of Stephen Hawking by Michael Romani His life lived as a triumph of human reason Stephen Hawking’s life was too brief a season Spent in search of knowing God’s mind Despite his faith and belief being left … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Always Have More Than One Thought

“Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it’s the only one you have.” – Emile Chartier, philosopher (3 Mar 1868-1951)        

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Francis Bacon – Of Judicature

Aloha Promises Forever has previously touched on the life and legacy of philosopher, statesman and jurist Francis Bacon.  On March 7, 1616, he was made Keeper of the Seal of England.  This brings cause to remember again his The Essays and Essayes, … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Montaigne – Essays

Aloha Promises Forever has touched base on the lift and legacy of Michel Eyquem de Montaigne previously.  He is considered one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance and is recognized for popularizing the essay as a literary … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Descartes – The Discourse on the Method

Born on March 31, 1596,  the French philosopher, mathematician and scientist Rene Descartes became the father of modern western philosophy before his death on February 11, 1650.  Although born in France, he spent most of his life in the Dutch … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Voltaire – Letters On the English

We have previously looked at the life and legacy of Voltaire.  Please review this information elsewhere on this blog.  Letters on the English or Letters Concerning the English Nation is a series of essays written by Voltaire on his living in … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Thomas Carlyle – Characteristics

Born on December 4, 1795, Scottish philosopher, writer, essayist, historian , mathematician and teacher Thomas Carlyle was considered one of the most important social commentators in the Victorian era.    Aloha Promises Forever as previously discussed Carlyle’s life and legacy … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Rousseau – Discourse on Inequality

On June 28, 1712, Francophone Genevan philosopher, writer and composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born.  Reaching beyond his death on July 2, 1778, his political philosophy influenced the European Enlightenment particularly in France.  He has had a lasting impact through today … Continue reading

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