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The Cosmic Wind

This is the part three of a series of articles related to the Greek Presocratic Philosophers. The Presocratics were a wide and varied group of philosopher-scientists active between the years 585 BC and 400 BC. The inquiries that the Presocratics conducted into the nature of reality established the scope and general structure of philosophical inquiry […]

Cosmic Guilt

This is the part two of a series of articles related to the Greek Presocratic Philosophers. The Presocratics were a wide and varied group of philosopher-scientists active between the years 585 BC and 400 BC. The inquiries that the Presocratics conducted into the nature of reality established the scope and general structure of philosophical inquiry […]

The First Philosophers

This is part one of a series of articles related to the Greek Presocratic Philosophers. The Presocratics were a wide and varied group of philosopher-scientists active between the years 585 BC and 400 BC. The inquiries that the Presocratics conducted into the nature of reality established the scope and general structure of philosophical inquiry even […]

The S-Word

This is a personal exploration of the concept of Sin from a Christian Existentialist viewpoint. I freely borrowed, reinterpreted, and repurposed many ideas from Soren Kierkegaard’s “The Sickness Unto Death,” translated by Alastair Hannay. In addition, while the arguments below are ascribed to Kierkegaard himself, it should be noted that the book itself is written […]

Atoms & Void

This is an exploration of the Atomic theory of the Ancient Epicureans. Epicureanism was a school of philosophy that was founded around 307 BC in Athens by Epicurus, and lasted until about 300 AD-ish. The Epicureans were famous (or infamous) for their philosophy of materialistic hedonism. In this article, I’ll mainly be examining the materialistic […]

Atonement & Indebted Servitude

This is an exploration of Anselm of Canterbury’s theological work, Curs Deus Homo, usually translated as “Why God became a Man.” The work is primarily concerned with providing a theory of Atonement. The theory that Anselm articulates is now known as the Satisfaction theory of Atonement. I will begin by providing the historical and theological […]

What is Philosophy?

I’m proud to say that I consider myself professional enough to carry a business card. And on my business card I have listed as my title, “Philosopher.” And I don’t call myself a Philosopher out of some sense of pretentiousness. No, I put in the work, went to school, wrote a Master’s Thesis, got saddled […]

Speaking of Faith…

Written by Michael Lucana This is an exploration of the concept of faith from an Existentialist viewpoint. I freely borrowed, reinterpreted, and repurposed many ideas from Soren Kierkegaard’s “Fear and Trembling,” translated by Alastair Hannay. In addition, while the arguments below are ascribed to Kierkegaard himself, it should be noted that the book itself is […]

How to Argue that God Exists

Written by: Michael Lucana This is an exploration of Saint Anselm of Canterbury’s Ontological Argument, an argument which aims to prove the existence of God. The goal of this article isn’t to prove whether or not Anselm got it right, but to get a better understanding of what it means to have a philosophical dialogue […]

The Gospel of Pleasure

Reading from Cicero’s “De Finibus” Book 1 Written by: Michael Lucana Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman politician, lawyer, and philosopher who wrote most of his well known works around 45 BC. De Finibus is a work written in dialogue form in which Cicero discusses various philosophical views that were popular during his time. In […]

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