BETWEEN TRUTH AND ILLUSION

A Dualistic Philosophy

 

Multigenre Philosophy

 

Copyright 1977-2012 John O'Loughlin

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CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION

 

PART ONE: ESSAYS ON A DUALISTIC PHILOSOPHY

 

1. The Interdependence of Opposites

2. The Conflict of Opposites

3. The Necessary Illusion

4. The Legitimacy of Stupidity

5. More Positive than Negative

6. Both Positive and Negative

7. Neither Angel nor Demon

8. No Good without Evil

9. Only Partly Wise

10. Perfect or Imperfect

11. Perfect and Imperfect

12. A Necessary Doubt

13. No Sham Wisdom

14. Only Absurd Sometimes

15. Not Entirely Sane

16. Not Entirely Insane

17. No Happiness without Sadness

18. Nothing Superfluous

19. Between Day and Night

20. A Mistake in Plutarch

 

 

PART TWO: LESSONS ON A DUALISTIC PHILOSOPHY

 

21. Wisdom and Folly

22. Truth and Illusion

23. Good and Evil

24. Happiness and Sadness

25. Profundity and Superficiality

26. Certainty and Doubt

27. Reasonableness and Unreasonableness

28. Cleverness and Stupidity

29. Success and Failure

30. Pleasure and Pain

31. Love and Hate

32. Virtue and Vice

33. Strength and Weakness

34. Interest and Disinterest

 

 

PART THREE: DIALOGUE ON A DUALISTIC PHILOSOPHY

 

35. A Dualistic Integrity