REVISED AND REFORMATTED PHILOSOPHICAL WEBLOGS

 

 

Welcome to the REVISED AND REFORMATTED PHILOSOPHICAL WEBLOGS of

THE QUEST FOR TRUTH

 AND THE MEANING OF LIFE

by John O’Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

Whose title can be accessed via the links below the ensuing video and brief introduction:-

 

 

This project mostly derives from a series of weblogs I originally published at ‘Helium.com’ under the alias 'johalin' and subsequently revised and reformatted in the interests of both e-scroll (as here) and e-book (elsewhere) publication, the latter of course signifying a 'printerly' descent from an 'italic-writerly' metaphysical norm.  That said, this collection of revised weblogs both ante-dates and post-dates material contained in The Best of All Possible Worlds, my previous philosophy title, since some of it was written earlier in 2008, although the majority of its contents, or effective aphorisms, were actually written in 2009, with material that seems to extend beyond previous texts or simply, as so often in the past, to correct or modify existing material, sometimes filling in one or two blanks.  Most of the original titles of this project were taken from available options at ‘Helium’, but I think I am probably unique in saying that I would approach these options (the predetermined titles) from what I had already written locally, on my PC, and simply uploaded to the blog host once I had found what appeared to be a suitable title.  None of those titles, however, was what I would have chosen myself, given the complex and often variegated nature of my writings, both individually and collectively, and therefore there are occasions when my approach lets me down or simply fails to tally with the uploaded material. Because, however, most of these aphorisms or essays were also 'farmed out' to other blog sites, including ‘spaces.live.com’, where I was free to choose an original title, I have opted, in this particular e-scroll, to utilize my own titles rather than the predeternimed, or ‘Helium’-inspired, ones, whenever possible, with what should be my final collection of revised weblog material, the contents of which are, for the most part, philosophically cogent and incontrovertibly true, which is to say, logically sustainable.  Everything finally adds up, as it should do if one is to rest assured of one's reputation, no matter how circumstantially self-appointed, as 'philosopher king' and ‘godfather of Social Theocracy’. - John O'Loughlin

 

CONTENTS

 

THE QUEST FOR THE TRUTH

THE HUMAN CONDITION

PERSPECTIVES ON CLASS IN MODERN SOCIETY

ATTEMPTING TO DEFINE GOD

WHAT IS RELIGION

SHOULD THE BIBLE CONTINUE TO BE USED FOR SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES

REFLECTIONS ON MY FATHER

CONCERNING MALE AND FEMALE CHROMOSOMES

CONCERNING A FALSE CONCEPT OF GOOD AND EVIL

GENUINE AND PSEUDO MODES OF MORALITY

ETHICAL DISTINCTIONS ACROSS THE ELEMENTS

DISCIPLINARY AND OTHER CONTRASTS IN AXIAL PERSPECTIVE

ONTOLOGICAL AND OTHER CONTRASTS IN ELEMENTAL PERSPECTIVE

AXIAL MANIFESTATIONS OF GENDER CORRUPTION

ETHICAL AND OTHER CONTRASTS IN AXIAL PERSPECTIVE

THE RELATIVITY OF 'SMART' AND 'STUPID'

CONCERNING THE INNER LIGHT

 

All Files Copyright © 2008-12 John O’Loughlin

 

 

 

 

Preview before downloading the Lulu eBook @

The Quest for Truth

 

For a list of his other eBooks with Lulu.com visit John O'Loughlin's

Author Spotlight

 

Other websites featuring revised/reformatted philosophical weblogs by the author include:-

PHILOSOPHICAL RUMINATIONS

THEOSOPHICAL ILLUMINATIONS

BEYOND TRUTH AND ILLUSION

LITERATURE AND THE INTERCARDINAL AXIAL COMPASS

 

TEXT LINKS

The Quest for Truth (PDF-derived paperback version)

Centretruths on Wordpress.com

Centretruths eBook Shop

John O'Loughlin's Wordpress Space

Centretruths on StumbleUpon.com

Centretruths Digital Media YouTube Video Channel

 

Email: john-oloughlin@centretruths.co.uk

 

 

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 had initially returned to Ireland with her daughter upon the death of her Aldershot-based husband 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 put into care 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 in Sutton, where he ultimately became a sixth-form prefect. Upon leaving high school 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 up to London and went on, via two short-lived jobs, one of which was at Ivor Mairants Music Centre on Rathbone Place, 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 the British Isles. After a brief flirtation with English and History at Redhill Technical College back in Surrey, where he was then living, he returned to his former job in the West End but, due to a combination of personal factors, not the least of which had to do with the depressing consequences of an enforced return to north London, he 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 local YMCA in the late '80s and early '90s, during which time he added some computer-related NVQs to his other qualifications, he has steadfastly continued with ever since. His novels include Changing Worlds (1976), Cross-Purposes (1979), Logan's Influence (1980), Sublimated Relations (1981), and False Pretences (1982). 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) Maximum Truth (1993), The Soul of Being (1998), Point Omega Point (2002), The Dialectics of Synthetic Attraction (2004), The Centre of Truth (2009), Musings of a Superfluous Man (2011) and, more recently, Atoms and Pseudo-Atoms (2014) and The Black Notebooks (2015). John O'Loughlin is a life-long bachelor who, more from necessity than choice, has lived at various addresses in the London borough of Haringey since 1974.

 

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