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Socratic_PracticeUnder the usual conditions of modern society, on schools and universities is incumbent the intellectual formation of citizens, on churches and activist groups their moral education, on counseling clinics and psychotherapy the integration of their personality. These three aspects may be separated in the academic curriculum and in the division of social labor, but not in the real existence of the individual. Every concrete problem of life poses cognitive, moral, and psychological difficulties at a time, requiring an integral and simultaneous response in all those three areas. Each human decision requires an integration of the knowledge acquired, of the values at stake, and of the psychological integration necessary to coordinate one thing with the other. In the academic world, which is an imitative scenery constructed for the sake of learning, these three elements may remain separate, precisely because decisions there do not have the definitive and irrevocable character of the acts of real life.

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What_motivated__PhiSemMy first general goal in life was to gain wisdom, to become an accomplished personality, a wakeful consciousness, and a source of strength, courage, and hope for the people around me.  I studied philosophy and religion in search of living models of inner knowledge (and never of external stereotypes) that could guide me on the way to self-improvement. I found a lot of them: human excellence is not as rare as one might think. But I also encountered forces that opposed the attainment of my goals, forces which were extraordinarily resilient.

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Whats_IAIs_PhiSem2

It is, in the first place, a multi-year online program in philosophical studies (the only one that can help you practice philosophy instead of just repeating what other people, however illustrious, have said about it). Philosophy, however, by its own nature, is not a specialized kind of knowledge about a determinate class of objects: it is rather an integral activity of human intelligence which turns to all fields of knowledge and experience in search of their unity, foundation, and ultimate significance to human consciousness.

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A Classical Approach for the Contemporary Context

Olavo de Carvalho - 15 Jun 11
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Under the usual conditions of modern society, on schools and universities is incumbent the intellectual formation of citizens, on churches and activist groups their moral education, on counseling clinics and psychotherapy...


Philosophy as a Personal Mission

Olavo de Carvalho - 15 Jun 11
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My first general goal in life was to gain wisdom, to become an accomplished personality, a wakeful consciousness, and a source of strength, courage, and hope for the people around me. ...


More on the Revolutionary Mentality

Administrator - 29 Aug 10
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As an addition to my August 16 article, here are some other traits that define the revolutionary mentality: 1. A revolutionary does not understand injustice and evil as factors inherent in the...


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The Structure of the Revolutionary Mind

Olavo de Carvalho - 28 Nov 07
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This lecture was originally delivered in Portuguese through the Internet, as part of the Seminário de Filosofia program. You can watch the lecture with English subtitles by clicking here. Good evening and...


Philosophy is not for the timid

Olavo de Carvalho - 15 Jul 00
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Interview with Zora Seljan Journal of Literature, Brazilian Academy of Letters, July 2000 What is it to be a philosopher? It is to believe piously in the human capacity to understand reality—and...


The Problem of Truth and the Truth of the Problem

Olavo de Carvalho - 20 May 99
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I. Radical Questioning § 1. Of satisfied frivolity Quid est veritas? This is the most serious and the most frivolous of questions, depending on the intention of the one who asks it. Some...


Descartes and the Psychology of Doubt

Olavo de Carvalho - 09 May 96
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Descartes Colloquium, Brazilian Academy of Philosophy1 Faculdade da Cidade, Rio de Janeiro, May 9th 1996 "La verdad es lo que es y sigue siendo verdad aunque se diga al revés." (The truth is...