Can the humans conditioned by asymmetric time and external causality be free and just beings independent of contradiction and violence?

Reflections

Mind is infinite and self-ruled.
                                --Anaxagoras

In Our Society Is it Possible to Experience Equality and Justice ?

Ion Soteropoulos

 In this research paper, we will defend the following thesis: that insofar as our finite society is conditioned by linear time expressing the relationship of inequality, contradiction and violent conflict among beings, unity, equality and justice are impossible, or, if you prefer, approximate, apparent, or incomplete. We may then conclude that harmony and justice are […]

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From the Globalism of Nature to the Universality of Thought

William Franke

Greek philosophical thought constructed the tool of the concept that cuts thought off from its natural relation to and within the world of things—of things as they are without the artificial boundaries that are erected by thought. With the advent of logical thinking, which can be dated precisely from Socrates, thought defines and delimits its […]

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The Unity of Opposites in Heraclitean Thought and Modern Physics

Joannis N. Markopoulos

Through an essentially anti-Heraclitean approach, our attention will be focused  on the physical and often substantially cosmological side of Heraclitean thought, which we will try to correlate with modern Physics and its problematic issues. Issues such as particle-wave dualism, symmetries, broken symmetries, matter, anti-matter or the prediction of the existence of subatomic particles, building blocks […]

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ARISTOTLE ON SCHOLE AND NOUS AS A WAY OF LIFE

Kostas Kalimzis

My paper is an inquiry into the political significance of Aristotle’s concept of scholê, a word usually translated as leisure. The words school andscholar are derived from scholê, which indicates a richness of meanings that cannot be captured by the word leisure.1 Perhaps taking up the subject as a political issue seems untimely during this troubled period […]

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Re-Construction of Reality

Viviana Yaccuzi Polisena and Gustavo Adolfo Aucar

We present a program under development, an unfinished building, to build a new rationality, and modernize thought. We are trying to do something completely new which places us outside the Standard patterns: transform categories-mechanisms, expand concepts-symbols, and create generic abstractions with the intention to seek the intelligibility of the natural world. Building this new way […]

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The Pythagorean Community: Creation, Development and Downfall

Konstantinos Boudouris

I. The examination of the problem concerning the creation, development, nature and downfall of the Pythagorean Community is not a matter that concerns only the philologist, the historian, the political scientist and the sociologist, but it is without doubt connected with the philosophical examination and understanding of Pythagorean doctrines and unquestionably involves the accepted activities […]

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Incarnation And Reincarnation

Hitoshi Ochiai

God is open. God regrets. God cannot accept the consequences of his own will. If God is omnipotent, and can see perfectly the consequences of his actions, then God would never regret. However, God does regret. God himself is open to the non-deterministic future. This is what the latest theology from the American evangelicals, the […]

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Finite Infinity

Marcella Tarozzi

How to begin discussing such a concept as the infinite from a philosophical viewpoint? The not-so-obvious answer is from the middle; that is, from a point where all points converge—the philosophical, historical, and cultural center. This is the locus and concept that philosophers as diverse as Kant, Hegel, and Schelling have encountered and thought of […]

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Astrobiology: From Extremophiles in the Solar System to Extraterrestial Civilizations

Joseph Seckbach and Julian Chela-Flores

Life on Earth is ubiquitous. Most of the organisms that we know thrive in normal environments that we consider to be ambient habitats. Extremophiles are among the microorganisms living on the edge of life under severe conditions. In recent years microorganisms have been discovered living in extreme environments, such as very high temperature (up to […]

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Are Aliens Among Us?

Paul Davies

The origin of life is one of the great unsolved problems of science. Nobody knows how, where or when life originated. About all that is known for certain is that microbial life had established itself on Earth by about three and a half billion years ago. In the absence of hard evidence of what came […]

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Machines and Consciousness

Subhash Kak

The mainstream view of science is based on the paradigm of the machine, in which the larger mechanism is built out of smaller subsystems. According to this paradigm, systems can be separated and any process is reducible to a collection of more fundamental sub-processes and, in principle, the machine’s future response is completely describable if […]

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Infinity and Self-organization : The Human Singularity of Co-evolutionary Processes

Helena Knyazeva

The modern theory of self-organization of complex systems (or, shortly, the theory of complexity called also synergetics) studies laws of sustainable co-evolutionary development of structures having different speeds of development. The theory studies laws of assembling of a complex evolutionary whole from parts when some elements of “memory” (the biological memory, i.e. DNA, the memory […]

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Biological Version of the Action Principle : The Next Frontier of Physics

Attila Grandpierre

With the explosive growth of biology, biological data accumulate in an increasing rate. At present, theoretical biology does not have its fundamental principles that could offer biological insight. In this situation, it is advisable for biology to learn from its older brother, physics. The most powerful tool of physics is the action principle, from which […]

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Theology Of Georg Cantor

Hitoshi Ochiai

In 1884, when Cantor was in the depths of despair over the cold rejection of the theory he discovered about transfinite numbers and potency, and his theory about the infinite and its bounds, and the whole and the part of the infinite, he fell into depression. Once he had recovered from that depression, after 1885, […]

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