Classic Liberal Thought by John Stuart Mill

The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.John Stuart Mill, On Liberty In last week's post I … Continue reading Classic Liberal Thought by John Stuart Mill

The Trial and Execution of a True Moralist and Philosopher – Socrates

...I say that in fact this is the greatest good for a man, to talk every day about virtue and other things you hear me converse about when I examine both myself and others, and that the unexamined life is not worth living for a man...Socrates, The Apology of Socrates by Plato Socrates was one … Continue reading The Trial and Execution of a True Moralist and Philosopher – Socrates

The Philosophy of a Founding Father of Modern Conservatism – Edmund Burke

Nothing is more certain than that our manners, our civilization, and all good things which are connected with manners and with civilization, have, in this European world of ours, depended for ages upon two principles, and were, indeed, the result of both combined: I mean the spirit of a gentleman, and the spirit of religion. … Continue reading The Philosophy of a Founding Father of Modern Conservatism – Edmund Burke

Saddhartha Gautama (Buddha) – The Path to Enlightenment

Let him admonish, let him instruct, let him restrain from the impure. He becomes beloved of the good and hated by the evil.Buddha, "The wise man" A Quick Note: I am going to be integrating the handful of posts that I have created for my other blog Under the Philosotree into my Blog of the … Continue reading Saddhartha Gautama (Buddha) – The Path to Enlightenment

A Social Doctrine for the Interests of a Unified Mankind

Social obligations or courtesies can mean different things to different people based on social cultures, or perhaps even, due to the particular beliefs of a single individual. In this sense, social courtesy can be subjective and feel as if it is not concrete but, like a piece of paper being ruffled by the wind, malleable, … Continue reading A Social Doctrine for the Interests of a Unified Mankind