Deconstructing Plato’s Cave

The species binomial Homo sapiens was coined by Carl Linnaeus in his 18th century work Systema Naturae, and he himself is the lectotype specimen.[16] The generic name Homois a learned 18th century derivation from Latin homō “man”, ultimately “earthly being” (Old Latin hemō, a cognate to Old English guma “man”, from PIE dʰǵʰemon-, meaning “earth” or “ground”).[17] The species-name sapiens means “wise” or “sapient”. Note that the Latin word homo refers to humans of either gender, and that sapiens is the singular … Continue reading Deconstructing Plato’s Cave

A Priori and Plato’s Philosophy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The terms a priori  used in philosophy (epistemology) to distinguish two types of knowledge, justification, or argument: A priori knowledge or justification is independent of experience (for example “All bachelors are unmarried”). Galen Strawson has stated that an a priori argument is one in which “you can see that it is true just lying on your couch. You don’t have to get up off your … Continue reading A Priori and Plato’s Philosophy

Who Really was Jesus? Rabbi Ba’al Shiva

Muslims claim that Jesus was a Muslim even though he drank wine.  Also the quran tells Muslims not to take Jews or Christians as friends and to crucify Christians.  My views on the Christ are not conventional by any stretch of the imagination.  An acquaintance of mine made a documentary on the Lord known as … Continue reading Who Really was Jesus? Rabbi Ba’al Shiva

Literacy as a tool of Revolution and Religion

I am a linguistic philosopher and a psycholinguist.  I find the history of language fascinating and the way it predisposes itself to certain emergent properties in the culture.  I am a bit of a linguistic determinist in that I do think the thought tools included in a language keep the people in that culture thinking … Continue reading Literacy as a tool of Revolution and Religion

THE PHILOSOPHICAL NEED FOR GOD

Thank you Adam Wolfe for the photoshop.. .https://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Adam-Wolfe/383505548376524?ref=stream&hc_location=stream I would like to point out that the concept of god was arrived at philosophically and out of necessity.  First of all if you want to make a positive rational assertion for why people should have inalienable rights or why you shouldn’t be allowed to force people … Continue reading THE PHILOSOPHICAL NEED FOR GOD

The Guardians Deconstructed for Fidem Turbare by Rabbi Ba’al Shiva

Part of the work I do as a philologist is tracking the movement of ideas across history and over continents.  Sometimes I find very bizarre patterns indeed.  If you examine the social hierarchy posed by Plato, you find that he had the Philosopher Kings, the Guardians, and the Slaves.  The philosopher kings were like wizards or … Continue reading The Guardians Deconstructed for Fidem Turbare by Rabbi Ba’al Shiva

Dodeca

  ICONOGRAPHIC ART OF JOXUA MOURNINGSTAR http://iconographicart.wordpress.com/   This is one of my best self portraits and photoshops, imho.  I was inspired by the art in one of my most prized possessions, a copy of the essays of Michel de Montaigne by none other than Salvador Dali.  And yes that is me,  I took the gratuitous … Continue reading Dodeca

Rational Praxicism, or Ratiocracy/Logocracy, My Philosophy.

So, how would I describe my philosophy?  It is impossible to sum up in one post, I have spent years studying this old philosophical relationship and the processes in it. Literally everything I say and do is based on this relationship which has been forgotten in this day and age.  Never heard of.  There is … Continue reading Rational Praxicism, or Ratiocracy/Logocracy, My Philosophy.