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Welcome to the COLLECTED APHORISTIC PHILOSOPHY (1977-84) of

CONVERGENCE

  by John O'Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

 

Links to the files of which follow the brief introduction below:-

 

This substantial collection of aphorisms and maxims is taken from a variety of projects, including (besides the aforementioned genres) volumes containing dialogues and essays which I wrote between 1977 and 1984, and is therefore representative of a comparatively early phase in my philosophical development.  The subject-matter ranges widely between mostly cultural, social, political and religious concerns, but gradually narrows down towards a specific ideological stance which I have equated with Social Transcendentalism and thus with a kind of ultimate politico-religious orientation which is less concerned with man than with his hypothetical future transmutation or transfiguration towards what has been called the post-Human Millennium, a period in time or, rather, eternity when, hypothetically speaking, man is superseded and/or transcended by that which stands closer to the godly if not, in a profounder sense, to God per se.  Such, in a nutshell, is the drift of this chronological collection of aphorisms and maxims, which set me on the road towards my mature writings (1985-2006) and thus to the eventual apotheosis of my development as a writer of philosophical-cum-theosophical works, the latter part of this hyphenated term implying – contrary to standard practice - a greater concern with metaphysical truth than with physical knowledge and, hence, with God than with Man, and most especially, I would now contend, within a centripetally cyclical aphoristic format, the metaphysical approach to structure par excellence which, if combined with the metaphysical approach to text par excellence, namely an italic writerly font, will deliver the most metaphysically truthful, and therefore godly, document of which it is possible to conceive. - John O'Loughlin.

 

CONTENTS

ON BOOKS

ON MORALITY

ON LIFE

ON CIVILIZATION

ON THE DEVIL

ON THE SUPREME BEING

ON MANKIND

ON ART REPRODUCTIONS

ON SEXUALITY

ON THE SELF

ON RACISM AND ANTI-TRIBALISM

ON RELIGION

ON LITERATURE

ON THE ARTS

ON JAZZ

ON THE PSYCHE

ON GOD AND EVOLUTION

ON BEING AND DOING

ON IDEOLOGY

ON SEX AND GENDER

ON NATURAL EVOLUTION

ON CIVILIZED EVOLUTION

ON IDEOLOGICAL SPECTRA

ON ANTITHETICAL EQUIVALENTS

ON ART

ON SEX

ON BRITAIN

ON CLOTHES

ON THE TRINITY

ON THE SUPRA-NATURAL

ON ALTERNATING REVOLTS

ON REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE

 

All files Copyright © 1977-2012 John O’Loughlin

 

 

 

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Other philosophy websites by the author include:-

LOPSIDED CONVERSATIONS & FLOPSIDED CONVERSATIONS

A KNOWLEDGEABLE APPROACH TO TRUTH

 

TEXT LINKS

Centretruths @ Wordpress.com

Centretruths eBook Catalogue

Guestbook

 

Email: john-oloughlin@centretruths.co.uk

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

John O’Loughlin was born in Salthill, Galway, the Republic of Ireland, of mixed Irish- and British-born parents in 1952. Following a parental split he was brought to England by his mother and grandmother (who had initially returned to Ireland with her daughter upon the death of her Aldershot-based husband) in the mid-50s and subsequently attended schools in Aldershot and, upon the death and repatriation of his grandmother, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, where, despite an enforced change of denomination from Catholic to Protestant in consequence of having been put into care by his mother, he attended a state school. Graduating in 1970 with an assortment of CSEs (Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCEs (General Certificate of Education), including history and music, he moved to London and went on, via two short-lived jobs, to work at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Bedford Square, where he eventually became responsible for booking ABRSM examination venues throughout the British Isles. After a brief flirtation with further education at Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, he returned to his former job in the West End but, due to a combination of factors, left the ABRSM in 1976 and began to pursue a literary vocation which, despite a brief spell as a computer-cum-office-skills tutor at Hornsey YMCA in the late '80s and early '90s, he has steadfastly continued with ever since. His novels include Changing Worlds (1976), An Interview Reviewed (1979), Secret Exchanges (1980), Sublimated Relations (1981), and Deceptive Motives (1981). Since the mid-80s Mr O'Loughlin has dedicated himself to philosophy, which he regards as his true literary vocation, and penned more than seventy titles of a philosophical nature, including Devil and God (1985-6), Towards the Supernoumenon (1987), Elemental Spectra (1988-9), Philosophical Truth (1991-2) and, more recently, The Best of All Possible Worlds (2008), The Centre of Truth (2009), Insane but not Mad (2011) and Philosophic Flights of Poetic Fancy (2012).

 

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