Welcome to the PHILOSOPHICAL DIALOGUES of

 

Welcome to the PHILOSOPHICAL DIALOGUES of

THE IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY

TO THE TRANSCENDENTAL FUTURE

by John O’Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

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This collection of philosophical writings, dating from the winter of 1981–2, progresses through several lengthy dialogues, with subjects ranging from the importance of technology from a transcendental standpoint to an analysis of literary writers, the nature of philosophical truth, a new definition of evolution, different types of decadence, the justification for pornographic erotica, and the parallels between literary figures like Henry Miller and Malcolm Muggeridge.  Also featured, as per custom for me at this period, is a sort of aphoristic appendix, which both subsumes and expands on a variety of the subjects under discussion.  In sum, The Importance of Technology to the Transcendental Future is a far from definitive but, nonetheless, highly-engaging and sometimes mind-boggling debate on a variety of controversial issues! – John O’Loughlin.

 

CONTENTS

THE IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY

TWO KINDS OF WRITER

PHILOSOPHICAL TRUTH

TOWARDS ULTIMATE ONENESS

THREE TYPES OF DECADENCE

APOLOGIA PORNOGRAPHICA

LITERARY EQUIVALENTS

APHORISMS

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

John O’Loughlin was born in Salthill, Galway, the Republic of Ireland, of Irish- and British-born parents in 1952. Following a parental split partly due to his mother's Aldershot origins (her father, a Presbyterian from Donegal, had served in the British Army), he was brought to England by his mother and grandmother (who upon the death of her husband had initially returned to Ireland after a lengthy marital absence from Athenry) in the mid-50s and, having had the benefit of private tuition from a Catholic priest, subsequently attended St. Joseph's and St. George's RC schools in Aldershot, Hants, and, with an enforced change of denomination from Catholic to Protestant in consequence of having been sent to a children's home by his mother upon the death and repatriation of his grandmother, he went on to attend first Barrow Hedges Primary School in Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, and then Carshalton High School for Boys. Upon leaving the latter in pre-GCSE era 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, with some prior experience himself of having sat and passed (with merit) an ABRSM Gd.4 piano exam, he eventually became responsible for booking examination venues throughout Britain and Ireland. After a brief flirtation with Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, where he had enrolled to do English and History A Levels, he returned to his former job in the West End but, due to a combination of personal factors, left the Associated Board in 1976 and began to pursue a literary vocation which, despite a brief spell as a computer tutor at Hornsey Management Agency within the Hornsey YMCA complex 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 almost exclusively to philosophy, which he regards as his true literary vocation, and has 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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