The Importance Of History In Our Own Lives?

Context is all important in asking any question? And these days a key question is the importance of history. Pragmatic agendas of the daily grind obscure how significance the study of the past is for getting a perspective on how to live a better life. This blog looks at how different present contexts are better understood from what preceded.
Extraordinary Times and the Wisdom of Ages

Extraordinary Times and the Wisdom of Ages

“…it's one of these moments where you feel like an era has come to an end and the world is a little emptier,” so spoke the wisdom of Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles, on the occasion of the passing of Olivia Newton-John.   In a matter of only a few days, two...

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The Passing of Uncle Arthur

The Passing of Uncle Arthur

Stocker-Lohmann-French-Buch Eulogy for Uncle Arthur Arthur Edmund Sedgwick Ruckert 5 November 1930 – 25 July 2022   My role today is to pay tribute to a man known as ‘Uncle Arthur’, in regards to the four families which extended out on the family tree from the...

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The Ontological Compass

The Ontological Compass

The Ontological Compass assists in mapping out our understanding of too many philosophical arguments which get conflated, and interpretations which overlap without clarity.   It works on measuring out usual binaries in discussions, and provides the relational...

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The First Week of 2022

The First Week of 2022

The first week of 2022, of “Januray,” as the artist wrote (image below), has passed, indeed! In Australia, after the first week of January in the new year, in the Covid-19 numbers we have 381,269 active cases, 3,979 hospitalised, 275 in ICU, and 2,319 total deaths (as...

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Melbourne, Brisbane Southside, and Urban Development

Melbourne, Brisbane Southside, and Urban Development

I lived in Melbourne for a decade. Coming from Brisbane, what struck me is the largeness of the diverse landscape. The foliage and species differed, as well as the contours, but diverse suburban landscapes were paralleled in Brisbane, at a different scale. You had a...

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Range of Personal Semantics

Range of Personal Semantics

  We all speak of person and personal where meaning is entangled. Philosophy over millennia has precise terms to reference person. This is a model which will help to untangle our imprecise usage. The terms reflect technical debates mired in reflections, binaries,...

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Rick and Racheal in the Year 2021

Rick and Racheal in the Year 2021

This is a repost from 6 October 2017. A film review of  ‘Bade Runner 2049’, and where the plot begins in the year 2021. It is applied philosophy which has something to say about human connections. It helps us think about what is humanism. What hits me about the...

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