Month: November 2015

Fundamental Equality and Functional Difference: A Back-to-the-Body Perspective

  Ever since the French Revolution of 1789, people all over the world have endeavored to live in a society of liberty, equality, and brotherhood, proclaiming the French Revolution’s motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité. In this article, I discuss the basic equality of all people, which comes from the body. Next, I show that people can

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A Life of Aretē: Excellence

Suppose you were living at the time of Isocrates in Greece (436-338 BCE), and you were about to start your education under Isocrates, one of the great educators of ancient Greece. Early on in your education you would probably hear about “Gnothi seauton” (‘Know yourself’) and Aretē (‘excellence’).

The Child is the Destiny: A Back-to-the-Body Perspective

There is a theme that is very fond to me: on becoming a child. I was thinking about this theme today, and sure enough, one my friends sent me an image of a child with the oft-quoted Biblical passage, “Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom

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Celibacy: A Back-to-the-Body Perspective

The French sociologist Émile Durkheim stated in The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life (1915) that, if something exists in society as a “human institution,” then it is impossible for it to rest on an error or a lie. I believe celibacy is a human institution, because it exists today and has existed throughout history.

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¿De Dónde, de Quién la Verdad? — Consideraciones Bajo la Perspectiva “De Regreso al Cuerpo”

El postulado máximo de la perspectiva “De regreso al cuerpo” es que dentro del cuerpo humano tenemos la fuente suprema de la verdad de universo. O sea, cada persona puede decir: “Yo soy la verdad.” Pero eso es como tener una biblioteca en casa. Sólo por tener allí la biblioteca no significa que tendrá conocimientos

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