A Dialogue Between the Soul and the Body By Andrew Marvell

SOUL O who shall, from this dungeon, raise A soul enslav’d so many ways? With bolts of bones, that fetter’d stands In feet, and manacled in hands; Here blinded with an eye, and there Deaf with the drumming of an ear; A soul hung up, as ’twere, in chains Of nerves, and arteries, and veins; … Continue reading A Dialogue Between the Soul and the Body By Andrew Marvell

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Mind By Richard Wilbur

Mind in its purest play is like some bat That beats about in caverns all alone, Contriving by a kind of senseless wit Not to conclude against a wall of stone. It has no need to falter or explore; Darkly it knows what obstacles are there, And so may weave and flitter, dip and soar … Continue reading Mind By Richard Wilbur

The Mechanisms Involving a Schizophrenic Delusion

For years I saw my father stretched thin because of his schizophrenic delusion. When I was taking abnormal psychology at the university I painfully nodded my head at the symptoms while reflecting on his tough life sentence imprisoned in his own mind. The remarkable thing though--besides my father's will to live--is that at that moment, … Continue reading The Mechanisms Involving a Schizophrenic Delusion

Immanuel Kant: The Critique of Pure Reason (Rough Draft)

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher who was born and lived in Königsberg, Prussia. He grew up in a Lutheran Protestant household that focused on the literal interpretation of the Bible. This religious upbringing is taught through the lens of humility and devotion. He enrolled into the University of Königsberg at the age of … Continue reading Immanuel Kant: The Critique of Pure Reason (Rough Draft)

Thomas Reid: Common Sense (Rough Draft)

"The stakes of philosophy are often high. How we answer the three fundamental problems of philosophy: the problem of knowledge, conduct, and governance governs our way of life for those that live according to their own philosophy. Aristotle began his treatise titled Metaphysics with this: All men by nature desire to know. An indication of … Continue reading Thomas Reid: Common Sense (Rough Draft)