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Welcome to the DUALISTIC PHILOSOPHY of

THE ILLUSORY TRUTH

by John O'Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

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

 

 

Divided into three parts, of which the first is by far the longest, this philosophical sequel to Between Truth and Illusion (1977), expands on the dualistic theories outlined therein, abandoning the more literary approach of its predecessor for a paradoxically aphoristic bias in which I began to develop an almost existentialist awareness of the extent to which many so-called truths are founded upon illusory concepts and, to that extent, are not really 'true' at all, but convenient fictions masking the brute reality of natural facts. - John O'Loughlin

 

CONTENTS

PART ONE: APHORISTIC ESSAYS

THE PHILOSOPHER AS MAN - NOT MACHINE

TWO TYPES OF THINKER

THINKING SHOULD BE DIFFICULT

A JUSTIFICATION OF BOREDOM

ULTIMATE JUSTICE

NO ESCAPING EVIL

THE WAY IT HAS TO BE

NO HOPE WITHOUT FEAR

TWENTY MISTAKEN IDEAS

SLIGHTLY EXISTENTIAL

WORDS AS OUR REALITY

PARTLY OUR CREATION

TRUTHS BUT NO TRUTH

REALITY AND REALITIES

HUMAN DIVERSITY

NO TWO ALIKE

TIME BELONGS TO MAN

INEVITABLY UNREASONABLE

PUPPETS OF LIFE

THE NEGATIVE ROOT

THE STRUGGLE FOR HAPPINESS

WORK AND PLAY

NO FREEDOM WITHOUT BONDAGE

FROM WINTER TO AUTUMN

NO 'MOTHER NATURE'

MALE AND FEMALE PRIDE

AGAINST FOLLY

SUSPENDED JUDGEMENT

AGAINST REINCARNATION

SUPERSTITION UNIVERSAL

THE END OF THE WORLD

ART AS IDEALITY

GREAT ART

NO HEALTH WITHOUT DISEASE

ILLNESS NO OBJECTION

THE 'PLIMSOLL LINE' OF SLEEP

A WIDER VIEW OF VICE

MISUSED CONCEPTS

AGAINST RACIAL INEQUALITY

THE TRANSIENCE OF DEATH

PHILOSOPHY VERSES INSULAR INTOLERANCE

INDIVIDUAL WISDOM

THE MEANING AND PURPOSE OF LIFE

THE INFERIOR NEGATIVE

FOUR CATEGORIES

NEGATIVES SERVE

SUCCESSFUL FAILURES

POSITIVELY SELFISH

A POSTHUMOUS B.C.

SCHISMATIC CHRISTIANITY

LIVE SYMBOLS

INTERPLANETARY EQUILIBRIUM

MAGNETIC RECIPROCITIES

UNIVERSE OR UNIVERSES

BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL

PART TWO: ESSAYISTIC APHORISMS

ESSAYISTIC APHORISMS

PART THREE: APHORISMS (Maxims)

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 prior death of her Aldershot-based 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 through Great 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 and office-skills tutor at Hornsey Management Agency within the Hornsey YMCA in the late '80s and early '90s, he has steadfastly continued with ever since. His novels include Changing Worlds (1976), Fixed Limits (1976), Cross-Purposes (1979), Thwarted Ambitions (1980), 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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