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COVID-19 RESEARCH -bioPHILOSOPHICAL HISTORY3- (ιωταE)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 11/01/21) 4. “It’s more like 1918” Since 2016, Dr. Rick Bright has run the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. A division of H.H.S., the authority is responsible for medical countermeasures in the event of bioterrorism or a pandemic. … Continue reading

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COVID-19 RESEARCH -bioPHILOSOPHICAL HISTORY2- (ιωταστ)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 05/01/21) 3. Spike When I was around six, I woke up one morning and couldn’t get out of bed: I was paralyzed from the waist down. It was during the polio era, in the early fifties, before … Continue reading

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COVID-19 RESEARCH -bioPHILOSOPHICAL HISTORY1- (iotaδελτα)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 28/11/20) 1. “An Evolving Situation” There are three moments in the yearlong catastrophe of the covid-19 pandemic when events might have turned out differently. The first occurred on January 3, 2020, when Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers … Continue reading

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empedou kleos peri sophias t anagnoosma (3)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 12/01/20) Plato’s SymposiumEchoes of Empedocles’ zoogony can be most likely found in yet another Plato’sdialogue. The “whole-natured” people are highly reminiscent of androgynes,people of both sexes, which appear in Aristophanes’ narrative in Plato’s Symposium.56 Let us now … Continue reading

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QUAESTIONES QUAEDAM PHILOSOPHIAE (V)

(CYNECHEIA APO  3/11/18) (CYNECHIZETAI) This is a notebook Newton acquired while he was an undergraduate at Trinity College and used from about 1661 to 1665 .It includes many notes from his studies and, increasingly, his own explorations into mathematics, physics … Continue reading

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PYTHAGORIC LIFE by IAMBLICHUS (XIII)

( BEING  CONTINUED FROM  30/10/18) Chapter XXIX. Of his wisdom, however, the commentaries written by the Pythagoreans afford, in short, the greatest indication; for they adhere to truth in every thing, and are more concise than all other compositions, so … Continue reading

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PASSION AND KNOWLEDGE (4)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 28/1/18) The primary target of Castoriadis’s critique of “total theory,” of an allegedly “finished and exhaustive knowledge,” is the Hegelian speculative philosophy that,Castoriadis argued in MRT, still pervaded Marxist theory and practice:21 For speculative theory, the object … Continue reading

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NUMA-NOMOS AND LYCOURGOS-ERGON LYKOU,PHAOOTOS (Clast)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 26/10/18) In fact, in the case of Numa, Plutarch clearly does not believe in thelegend of Egeria, as he makes clear in De fortuna Romanorum: “For the talethat a certain Egeria, a dryad and a wise divinity, consorted … Continue reading

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empedou kleos peri sophias t anagnoosma (2)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 12/10/18) Further generations [3] should include beings which Empedocles calls“whole-natured forms” or “forms born as a whole” (οὐλοφυεῖς τύποι). They appearonly in one fragment, (B 62 [j]), and just like the creatures of the previousgenerations (B 57 … Continue reading

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Pagan Christs (PART IE)

…you take the blue pill–the story ends…you take the red pill…and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. – Morpheus in The Matrix (BEING CONTINUED FROM  25/03/2019) § 3. The Christian Crucifixion. To those who have not realised … Continue reading

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Pagan Christs (PART ID)

…you take the blue pill–the story ends…you take the red pill…and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. – Morpheus in The Matrix (BEING CONTINUED FROM  10/03/2018) § 2. Theory and Ritual of Human Sacrifice. The sacrifice of … Continue reading

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QUAESTIONES QUAEDAM PHILOSOPHIAE (IV)

(CYNECHEIA APO  13/08/17) (CYNECHIZETAI) This is a notebook Newton acquired while he was an undergraduate at Trinity College and used from about 1661 to 1665 .It includes many notes from his studies and, increasingly, his own explorations into mathematics, physics … Continue reading

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PYTHAGORIC LIFE by IAMBLICHUS (XII)

( BEING  CONTINUED FROM  25/10/17) Chapter XXVIII. That which follows after this, we shall no longer discuss generally, but direct our attention particularly to the works resulting from the virtues of Pythagoras. And we shall begin in the first place … Continue reading

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NUMA-NOMOS AND LYCOURGOS-ERGON LYKOU,PHAOOTOS (B)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 18/10/17 ) I.2. Numa Pompilius, “honoured with a celestial marriage” (Num. 4.6) Plutarch does not engage in such historical polemics with the second king of Rome as he does with Lycurgus14, even if the only historical fact … Continue reading

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empedou kleos peri sophias t anagnoosma (1)

EMPEDOCLES’ SPHAIROS AND ITS INTERPRETATIONS IN ANTIQUITY, III: ZOOGONY AND PLATO’S SYMPOSIUM1 This article should conclude our previous work where we attempted a reconstruction of what is meant by Sphairos in the philosophy of Empedocles. Based on his own fragments, … Continue reading

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