The History of Philosophy

By Linda Mihalic

No comprehension of Western culture—its thought, moral foundation, ethical framework, or societal norms—is possible without some background in the history of Western philosophy, which is the progenitor of our entire way of life, the mode in which we experience the world and our place in it. In the books and papers collected here, you will perhaps discover some unexpected reasons why this world you live in is not quite what you expected when you first became aware of its flaws.

Most souls come to earth, grow to adulthood according to programmed family and educational patterns over which they have no control. They proceed to recreate that same program taught to them by their parents and schooling, endlessly down through the generations ad infinitum. Thus, most souls exit by the same door they entered this life, having learned little or nothing new.

Those who walk the Via Christa seek more than a continuously looping replay of the same old, same old. The only way to do that is to break free of the artificially induced stagnation, the unconscious program you have been taught by pre-programmed parents and so-called educators. You must awaken from the nightmare of semi-consciousness and learn how to think for yourself. No one can do this for you. You may exercise complete autonomy in who and what you become in this life, or not, depending on what way of life you choose. Choose life! Choose Light!

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee!—Isaiah 60:1

Now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.—Romans 13:11

Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light!—Ephesians 5:14

To awaken from the dream (often more like a nightmare) is then the only way you can assure yourself of exiting this life by a different door than you entered, and only then may you be sure of having progressed beyond the beliefs and patterns that formerly limited your perceptions and possible growth.

Early Greek Philosophy, by John Burnet

History of Moral Philosophy, by William Whewell

Plato and the Older Academy, by Eduard G. Zeller
» Plato and the Older Academy, Part I »
» Plato and the Older Academy, Part II »
» Plato and the Older Academy, Part III »

A History of Greek Philosophy I., by Eduard G. Zeller.
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A History of Greek Philosophy II., by Eduard G. Zeller.
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Nike, Greek Goddess of Victory
Symbol of Wisdom’s Victory over Ignorance:
She strews palms before the Victor,
crowns the Soul who Conquers Self, and bestows the Soul’s Wings of Freedom


Floating Victory, created by Christian Daniel Rauch, (1838/40) graces the garden of Schwerin Castle, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.