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Philosophical Weblogs by John O'Loughlin
Which can be previewed below the following brief Centretruths editorial:-
All the pieces in this fourth collection of revised and reformatted weblogs originally hosted by Wordpress.com date from 2012. As before, the author has been careful to ensure that the original chronology of weblogs has been replicated, so that one can proceed through the material with a growing sense of continuity and even thematic enhancement, two crucial advantages of e-scroll or e-book publication over what may often appear to be the disjunctive if not chronologically unrelated nature of blogging. Even so, he has usually tended to approach weblogs from a standpoint centred in his metaphysically-oriented philosophy of Social Transcendentalism and intended, as far as possible, to achieve some kind of thematic continuity in spite of the formal limitations of blogging, and we believe that, here as in previous such compilations, he has largely succeeded in producing a body of work that not only adds up, but also seems quite inter-related and even cohesive, partly, we suspect, because few of his weblogs were ever written in situ but, like previous such texts, usually derive from prior notes which he was then able to copy-in and upgrade or 'beef up', preparatory to downloading them to a local file which would subsequently serve as the basis, following revision, for a new e-scroll and/or e-book. Hopefully, this one is as good as if not better than each of the previous ones, including its immediate precursor, From Superfluous Man to Superman, and should serve to show, moreover, that a man who sees himself as being superfluous in and/or to one kind of society may well prove of superhuman and, more particularly, supermasculine significance to himself which the type of society he inhabits would be unable to comprehend, much less appreciate. In this latest and hopefully final text in John O'Loughlin's considerable oeuvre, he has scaled new heights of metaphysical certitude, not only in relation to the 'clouds' of the title but also in terms of superhuman progress to come, that resolve the long struggle, or 'journey', towards Truth which was the original motive for everything of significance that he has since written. - A Centretruths Editorial.
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