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Cycles and Stages of Civilization

Cycles and Stages of Civilization – furthers the statement that the Third Stage is dying, that the Fourth Stage cannot replace it, we cannot simply go back, and so we must pave the way for building a Fifth Stage of civilization. Continue reading

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Materialism (Vers. 2.0, Part 4)

Materialism (Vers. 2.0, Part 4) continues the discussion begun in Parts 1 – 3, asking whether any secular moral theories are sufficient to thwart modern tendencies toward relativism, nihilism, and abuses of money and power. Continue reading

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Auguste Comte’s Law of Three Stages: What It Is, Why the Third Stage is Dying, What Comes Next. (A Major Statement.)

[Note: this may be the longest blog post I have ever made on this site. The result of several weeks of effort, it may be read as a progress report on what may turn into my life’s work: if I … Continue reading

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What Should Philosophy Do? (Part 2)

Last week, we outlined four answers to this question, provided examples of each, and following a brief discussion of Comte’s Law of Three Stages and the rise of materialism as a philosophical dogma, brought our discussion to a tentative conclusion: … Continue reading

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What Should Philosophy Do? (Part 1)

Inspiring this series of posts (I’m thinking there might again be three) is John Horgan’s series on “What Is Philosophy’s Point?” in Scientific American (five installments, here, here, here, here, and here). I should begin by saying that I am … Continue reading

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