• AN ACCIDENTAL PHILOSOPHER
    Thinking Different 1992–2018

  • My Book

    Heraclitus is as important as the thinkers who followed him, namely Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, who formed the foundation of Western thinking. This book is, as far as I am aware, the only coherent, cohesive and compelling exposition of Heraclitus' surviving words.

    Heraclitus, Socrates, Philosophy, History, Think Different

    Heraclitus – Nimis Obscurē Revised

    "I would give all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates." – Steve Jobs

     

    This isn't a dry, academic textbook. It's intended to be a casual, conversational introduction to the man and his ideas, presenting each supposedly impenetrable passage, in context, with my comment on each and ultimately addressing the whole.

     

    Heraclitus of Ephesus was the first of the four Ancient Greek philosophers identified as being the greatest thinkers of their, and any era. He coined the term Λόγος; Lógos, or Reason as having particular significance, as did his followers Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.

     

    His teachings, already critiqued for being nimis obscurē, or 'too obscure' due to his extensive use of metaphor, were tragically lost to the world when the only copy of his work, On Nature, was badly damaged in antiquity. Since then scholars have been unanimous in their belief that he is somehow impenetrable.

     

    He is not, and for the first time in more than twenty-five hundred years, presented in this volume is a coherent, consistent and compelling exposition of the Weeping Sage's methods, intentions, and teachings, which would influence no less great a thinker than Socrates, whose own words gain new context when viewed in light of Heraclitus' teachings.

     

    Which remain relevant today. Indeed, his thoughts concerning the nature of, uses for and limitations of knowledge, and what can be known, touching as well on the nature of prejudice, coupled with his emphasis on the need for understanding are as important today as when he penned them, particularly as we struggle with alternative approaches to teaching, learning, and education.

     

    A must-read for anyone interested in philosophy, or critical thinking, and a treasure trove of the wisdom of the ages.

     

     

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  • Current Projects

    These books (and my blogging) represent the current extent of my ambitions as a writer. I hope they will find their audiences and spark some form of lasting discussions, involving minds brighter than mine and voices more eloquent.

    America, History, Politics, Social Change, Constitution, Thomas Jefferson, Revolution, Constitution, Patriot, Patriotism

    Power to The People

    Work in progress

    " Co-Authored With Thomas Jefferson."

     

    Narrative look at America today through the lens of Thomas Jefferson's quoted thoughts on a wide range of relevant and timely topics, with further commentary from the author’s perspective and modern point of view.

     

    Additionally, an exhumation of America’s seemingly forgotten early cultural heritage and its place, if any, in the current, ongoing public dialogue.

     

    Warning, may cause introspection, outrage or, in extreme cases, a call to arms amongst the more patriotic segments of American society.

     

    An unflinching, informed and unbiased take on the issues at the forefront of current affairs, and several which should be, Power to the People is a love letter of sorts, written to the people of a once-great nation in the hope that an injection of much-needed context and perspective might contribute to a new American Revolution.

     

    PATRIOT
    noun

    “A person of integrity who is proud of and loyal to their country.”

    Michelangelo, Writing, Art, Philosophy, History, Social Change, Think Different

    Il Divino

    Working title and cover

    My humble insights into Renaissance artist and singular thinker Michelangelo's famous lesson, as manifested by his sculpture David, and a narrative take on his famous painting of the Sistine Chapel. While these notions are entirely non-fictional, I am considering presenting them in the context of a work of fiction, a historically-based thriller revolving around an ancient, ongoing conspiracy. If nothing else, that genre seems to have little difficulty attracting publishers' attention, and it would afford me a certain insulation from the consequences of what I have to say, and show. After all, it's only a story, even if what it shows is, upon reflection, entirely represented in the real world.

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