Alexandros Pagidas

You Don’t Need To Catch The Rainbow

22 Sep 2008, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

We do not eat to relieve the conscious pain of hunger. You have to start assuming more of you behind the reasons for doing something other than the small part of you that makes up conscious feeling. Were there to be a…

A sentence is a journey to the unknown

04 Oct 2007, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

A sentence is a journey to the unknown. You do not know where it’s going to end up, or how. You do not know which fears and hopes will be expressed in it. That is why writing can be terrifying….

Wisdom and Hydrodynamics

01 Apr 2007, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

The good life is a correct balance between know-that and know-how. Knowing in an intellectual way is simply not enough for a full understanding and embodiment of wisdom. Theory without practice is impotent though we shouldn’t forget that practice without…

The Dancers of Thought

01 Apr 2007, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

My mind works aphoristically. It comes up with insights about a variety of particular things effortlessly, but it takes me a lot of effort to put those insights together into a coherent system. When I try to put them together,…

A Common Human Nature

12 Jan 2007, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

The Human Genome project, admirable though it is, is not a practical guide to understanding who we are. Over thousands of years, humans have been trying to understand themselves and find ways to live a better life. We are now…

Philosophy and Contemporary Man

03 Nov 2006, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

Just as our bodies go through a process of maturation from infancy to adulthood, so do our minds; and as improper nutrition hinders the growth of our bodies, so does improper education hinders the growth of our minds. Under harmful…

The Home of Philosophy is Life

10 Oct 2006, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

Philosophical theories are like homes in many ways. We take shelter in them from life’s weather. Some are built on firm foundations; others have none at all. There is no point digging deep foundations for a summer night in the…

The new prophets

06 Jul 2006, Posted by Alexandros in Aphorisms

An aphorism about the fate of new prophets in contemporary times