Category Archives: Ancient Philosophy

Bushido: The Way of the Warrior

The code of Bushido is the ethical code of conduct developed during Japan’s feudal period. This occurred at about the same time that the code of Chivalry was developed in Europe. The development of both systems was directly related to … Continue reading

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On Plato’s “Symposium”

Originally published on the Florida Student Philosophy Blog Apollodorus How appropriate that Plato should frame this work as a tale told second hand.  From his pen, we are hearing the story as told by a disciple of Plato named Apollodorus … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry – Be Happy : The Epicurean View of Death

Originally published in the Florida Student Philosophy Blog  [1] Eccl 8:15 – Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide … Continue reading

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The Elenchus and Socrates’ Idea of the Philosophical Life

Originally published on the Florida Student Philosophy Blog Pa’ntes A’nthropoi Tou^ Eide’nai Ore’gontai Phy’sei. All men by nature desire to know. —Aristotle, Metaphysics, 1:1 When one begins to take a closer look at Socrates of Athens, (469-399 B.C. ) it … Continue reading

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Credo

 The virtues expressed here are those embraced by the Masters and Practitioners of the Chinese Goju fighting society of which I am Sho Dan. I was accorded this honor by Sensei Antony Baso, San Dan Renchi, University of Martial Arts … Continue reading

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