On C.S. Lewis’ The Abolition of Man

The Abolition of Man is, above all, an argument in favour of the existence of objective values. In Lewis’ view, the universe is the kind of thing that demands certain responses from us, whether we happen to respond correctly or not. For example, the universe says you should speak the truth, love your neighbour, honour your parents, etc. One law obliges king and peasant alike. [ . . . ]

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Sundry Thoughts

The sensation of making progress is the fulcrum of sanity.

In academia, “critical thinking” means adopting the conclusions of your leftist professors. Then you are a critical thinker.

“Critical thinking”: the ability to turn Nietzsche into a misunderstood thinker who secretly believed everything that just happens to be currently in vogue. [ . . . ]

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Seven Favourite Quotations

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.”

“All that is not eternal is eternally useless.” 

“Chastity is the flowering of man; and what are called Genius, Heroism, Holiness, and the like, are but various fruits which succeed it.” [ . . . ]

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A Psychological Interpretation of Classical Mechanics

Classical mechanics is the study of how things move in relation to force. Unsurprisingly, it was the first branch of physics discovered, and it is the foundation of all the other branches. Its principles were codified by Newton in a book called the Principia; hence, classical mechanics is sometimes referred to as Newtonian mechanics. [ . . . ]

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An Inquiry into the Nature of Freedom

Most of us think freedom is worth striving for, but how many of us have inquired into what freedom really is? There are basically two schools of thought. The one sees freedom as license, which is to say, the ability to do whatever you want; the other sees freedom as something like duty.   [ . . . ]

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