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Welcome to the APHORISTIC PHILOSOPHY of

VALUATIONS OF

A SOCIAL TRANSCENDENTALIST

by John O’Loughlin of Centretruths Digital Media

 

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Carrying on the multipart style of writing of Alpha and Omega (2002), this project is divisible into three six-chapter parts entitled 'Revaluations', 'Evaluations' and 'Transvaluations', and therefore approaches the task outlined in the title from three different standpoints, albeit without undue inflexibility or too methodical a distinction between them.  Nevertheless the result, overall, is not logically displeasing, and each part has something new and different to offer, not least the third, which is closer to the 'transcendentalism' of the ideological title than to its 'social' aspect in the way the emphasis has been placed on transvaluating, that is, on shifting the concept of various notions or ideals or realities from alpha to omega, soma to psyche, not-self to self, in the interests of a transvaluation of society along lines likely, if not guaranteed, to lead to the sorts of positive outcomes which, disdaining devaluations, I have identified with virtue, and hence morality, as befitting an alternative kind of society to that which, dominated by a devaluating ethic, generally prevails at present; and not only in countries or contexts where it is demonstrably official, but also wherever it exists unofficially in consequence of the overwhelming influences and pressures which have been brought to bear on virtually all Western societies by their more powerful neighbours.  Nevertheless, this project is by no means defeatist but, on the contrary, cautiously optimistic as to the prospect of some kind of alternative dispensation, broadly identifiable with 'Kingdom Come', for the future.  With certain revaluations of previous philosophical positions taken by me and a number of fresh evaluations also included along with these transvaluations, I feel that I can confidently claim to have finally reached the upper reaches of my oeuvre and thus satisfied my claim to messianic credibility as the godfather, in effect, of Social Transcendentalist truth, whatever others may think. – John O’Loughlin.

 

CONTENTS

 

PART ONE: REVALUATIONS

 

QUALIFYING FREEDOM

CURSED DAMNATION VIS-A-VIS BLESSED SALVATION

IMMUTABILITY OF THE GENDERS

MORE EXACTING TERMINOLOGIES

THE CASE FOR SOCIAL TRANSCENDENTALISM

TRUE ENLIGHTENMENT

 

PART TWO: EVALUATIONS

 

CONTRASTING TYPES OF SANITY AND INSANITY

THE CHOICE TO BE MADE

THE NATURE OF DEMOCRACY

DELVING BENEATH THE SURFACE

GENDER AND SEXUAL PARADOXES

RECLAIMING TRUTH FROM THE JAWS OF FACT

 

PART THREE: TRANSVALUATIONS

 

ELEMENTALLY CONDITIONED MODES OF VALUATION

THE MORAL UNDERSIRABILITY OF STATE FREEDOM

THE MORAL DESIRABILITY OF CHURCH FREEDOM

GENDER STRUGGLES IN SENSUALITY AND SENSIBILITY

GETTING BACK ON TRACK

THE MEANING OF SOCIAL TRANSCENDENTALISM

 

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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 on the death of her Aldershot-based husband) in the mid-50s and subsequently attended St. Joseph's and St. George's schools in Aldershot, Hants, and, upon the death and repatriation of his grandmother, a short spell at a school in Oakham, Rutland, before, with an enforced change of denomination from Catholic to Protestant in consequence of having been put into care with Hill House Children's Home in Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, by his mother, he attended first Barrow Hedges Primary School in Carshalton Beeches, and then Carshalton High School for Boys. Upon leaving the latter 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 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 factors, left the Associated Board 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 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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