Alexandros Pagidas

Life has no brakes

10 May 2006, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

“Moral education” sounds like something contemporary teenagers would skip to go skateboarding. Why? Don’t they care about what is good for them? Of course they do. That is why they skipped class to go skateboarding! Contemporary teenagers are not corrupt!…

Active and Reactive

24 Dec 2005, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

There is a distinction that is found in Nietzsche, Spinoza, Fromm, Frankl. It is that between active and reactive. It is something like a way of being. The reactive personality has given up its freedom of choice and has become…

Perspectivism and Public Moralities

12 Dec 2005, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

Perhaps the origin of publicly proclaimed altruistic virtues and moralities originates in the herd nature of human beings. Who dares to preach putting their own interests above those of others in a group setting? A thief does not boast of…

Perspectivism and the Necessary Injustice of Values

12 Dec 2005, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

There are certain things that are so close to us that we rarely pay attention to them, and when we do we misinterpret them, like the bacteria living in our eyes that when we happen to notice them (yes, they…

Note to the Reader

21 Apr 2005, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

Reader, these thoughts I consider important. We are all unique but I believe it is possible to understand each other. Some thoughts are simple on their own but together they can make a complex melody. Read carefully and you will hear…

Philosophy: From Necessity to Freedom Through Art

14 Jan 2005, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

If putting order into chaos is art, then philosophy is putting an order into the chaos of our minds. If the world can only be presented through our minds then philosophy is putting order on the world itself as it…

Procrustes: An Examination of Novelty

18 Sep 2004, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

Though dwelling on the motives behind knowing is interesting, this will not be of immediate concern. My objective is to point out certain things regarding the nature of knowing and then use them to clarify certain issues. When we encounter…

Death, Love and Meaning

19 Jul 2004, Posted by Alexandros in Writings

There are two ways to look at death. From the inside, death can be defined as the cessation of all conscious experience. Thus, when we have dreamless nights, sleeping is identical to death. From the outside, death does not have…