About This Blog
Welcome to James' Philosophical Agora - James' Meeting Place On-Line. (Updated June 2017)
‘James' Philosophical Agora’ is an on-line archive for various pieces of personal writing on mostly fairly serious subjects; yet hopefully with a few amusing or curious items and anecdotes along the way as well. Many pieces were primarily written to share with individual friends, but are made available here for any others who might find the points discussed interesting or helpful, or who are 'treading the same path' and may wish to comment or add to them.
I have a separate blog where I share my enthusiasm for the specific philosophical tradition of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle at: Socrates 4 Today
As well as leaving comments on any of the blog posts, you can also contact me personally if you would like to discuss any particular items further: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017
It may be that some people or some species (e.g human beings as a whole) will always take a bigger share of resources than others. After all, the by lion eats first from the pride, eats the most, and takes the best pieces for its meal. If human beings are just very evolved animals (i.e. 'total' Darwinism) then we cannot be surprised that some people take more resources than others. BUT - you cannot have it both ways. You cannot expect better ways of sharing to be adopted by more mere evolved animals. You can only expect and hope for that 'if' you think there is a little more to what the human being is that what Darwinism and some scientists suggest with the process of natural selection and the survival of the fittest. This raises questions about what the human being really, whether we have a human soul, and at very least, whether we should expect a species of animal like us to adopt preferable ways of living as individuals and societies that somehow have shades of 'ethics' and a higher spirit within them.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Pieces about Current Interests 2017 - 2018
New 2016 - Thoughts and Ideas from Greece
Earlier Posts On This Blog from 2015
- Economy - Greece - 01 - The Big Greek Export They stoped Making
- Economy - Greece - 02 - Greek Debts - Think Outside The Bank Box
- Economy - Greece - 03 - Greece Thinks Germany Owes The Debt - Distimo
- Human Soul - Does it Exist - and Is It Immortal if it Does?
- On Love - 01 - Love Has Many Guises
- On Love - 02 - Regarding the Longevity of True Love
- Politics 01 - Can You Tell Me Please ? Some Basic Questions About Politics
- Practical Philosophy 01 - "Know Thyself" - (Socrates Encourages Young Alcibiades Who Wants Political Office..... part A of a talk )
- Practical Philosophy 02 - Your Own Unique Philosophical Path and tips on how to uncover it - part B of "Know Thyself" talk
- Practical Philosophy 03 - Arete and Living With Virtue
- Practical Philosophy 04 - Apotheioses - and starting from the bottom again
- Practical Philosophy 05 - Life Is An Opportunity - and we have to choose wisely....
- Science 01 - How Algorithms Shape Our Modern World and Choose Our TV Programmes For Us !
- Spiritual Writing 01 - The Boats and the Choice of Companions for that Long Voyage. (A letter to my friend George - 2004)
- Spiritual Writing 02 - The Library of Life - Finding The Correct Spiritual Path and Knowing Thyself (A second letter to my friend George - 2005)
- Tips For The Week.... A Few Light Hearted Suggestions for Real Philosophers struggling along life's varied Path