I. Bon Mot Archive

II. Excerpts & Passages:

Part 1

Part 2

III. Essays And Articles:

The Story of Atlas

The Spirit of the Age

Philosophy and Depression

Wealth Through The Eyes Of Sages

Wealth Through The Eyes Of Sages (II)


A Free Man's Worship (By Bertrand Russell)

J.S. Mill's Principle Of Intellectual Humility

Depression And The Threat Of Nonbeing


Articles On September 11, 2001:

The Spirit of Terrorism (by Jean Baudrillard)

Passages On War

Theories Of A Just War

McLuhan's Insight Into The Media

Forbidden Fruit


"Far Away From It All"

Plato And The Theory Of Forms

The Quest For Knowledge In An Indifferent World

On The Shortness Of Life

The Wit Of Dorothy Parker


On Separation And The Ephemera Of Existence

The Other Martin Luther King Jr.

Whitehead's Observations On Religion

Impertinent Questions


Intriguing Doctrines And Terms

The Law Of The Notorious Despot, Time

Passages From The Work Of J. Krishnamurti

Creeds To Remember


The Israeli-Palestinian Problem: Extensive Links

That Oppressed Minority

Two Attitudes Toward Nature

Great Interviews: Joseph Campbell

Yearning To Be Seen And Heard Today

Philosophical Poems


On The Vanity & Suffering Of Life

An Odd Theory Of Human Identity

Whose Side Is "God" On?


Remembering Adam Smith

Kahlil Gibran's Prophet

Insights In The Middle Of Night

Emerson On Friendship

Beliefs And Doubts


Fallacies Peculiar To Political Discussions

Death Scenarios

Men And Women

When Books Are Mere Products


Einstein On Life, Politics & War

How One Man Celebrates Christmas

If We Were Free, Really Free...

Three Poems About America

A Certain Suspicion Before Death


Walt Whitman's Rebuke

Extroversion & Happiness

The Berlin Wall Phase Of The War Spectacle


The Search For Meaning In A Virtual World

Tolstoy On Life, Death And Religious Belief

The Gadarene Swine Fallacy

Who's Mad & Who Isn't?

Does The Spirit Wrestle With The Flesh Anymore?


Passages From Will Durant's On The Meaning Of Life

Society Without Opposition

Huxley, Orwell & Television

Voltaire's Story Of The Good Brahmin

Theories Of A Just War


The Paltriness Of The Normal Human Intellect

The Meaning Of The Word "Right"

John Dewey's Criticism Of Modern Society

An Old, Tricky Question



The Nobler Ends Of Education

Steppenwolf's Lament

The Performative Contradiction


Authoritative Misinformation

Fettering The Collective Spirit

"The Geography Of Nowhere"


Instances Of Sophistical Thinking


Discontent Amidst Opulence

TV Epistemology

A Diagnosis Of Our Time

Schopenhauer's Wit & Wisdom


The Problem Of Unbelief

A Tale of Two Moralities

Pseudo-Events & Extravagances

What 'Being Relative' Means


An Existential View Of Loneliness

Heraclitus' Fragments

How Philosophers Have Viewed Fame

Reality As The "Perfect Crime"


A Choice Of Two Lives

Nietzsche On The Need To Be Alone

Our Mediated Life

McLuhan's Philosophy



The Healthy-Minded & Sick Soul

Passages From Thomas de Zengotita's Mediated

Media Files

Making Sense Of MeWorld


The Platonic Conception Of Philosophy

Santayana's Criticism Of Nietzsche

Homo Consumens (Excerpts from the work of Erich Fromm)

Men Of Words


How Prominent Scientists Approached Religion

"Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk" (Excerpt from Neil Postman's book)

Carl Jung's "Stages Of Life"

Love & Its Disintegration


Media Hypotheses

Baudrillard's Thoughts On Media

Adler's Portrait Of The Vain Individual

Camus' Insight Into Adversity

Conversational Narcissism


The Character Of Modern Life

On The Passing Of Jean Baudrillard (by Tim Ruggiero)

Glimpses Into Our Age

The Wit As Personality Type


Our Virtually Real Existence

Montesquieu's Letter On Conceited Talkers

"The Real Vanishes Into The Concept"

Something In The Deep Night Of Ourselves


The Crowd Is Untruth

The Culture Of The Inhuman

"Sealed Away From Others"

Baudrillard's Blender (external link)


Ontological Security

The Two Views Of Life

On Being Oneself

Buber's I-Thou Insight

Boredom In The Modern Age


Under The Gaze Of Others

The Hypothesis Science Shuns

"The Most Ridiculous Particle"

The Importance Of Loafing

The Limits Of Language


The Overadjusted Person

Philosophers' Role In Society

The Trouble With Irony




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