Tag Archives: R.A. Harvey

Whiskey Wisdom and the Power to Educate Ourselves

Most humans don’t think too much about the great problems of existence, concerning which, most behave as most around them behave. Most people perform certain daily acts without paying particular attention to their acts, nor to the ideological theories or hierarchal structures undergirding them. Most people do most things because most people became accustomed throughout…

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Whiskey Wisdom and Language As Thought

Excerpted from my forthcoming:   Chapter 4   Independent thought is critical thought – it is the critical faculty writ large: the faculty of identification, evaluation, discernment, grasping. Thought, in turn, is accomplished by means of language, which is precisely why the more you understand the words you’re using, the clearer and more streamlined will…

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Tribalism And The Individual Human Being

Excerpted from my forthcoming: Chapter 12 Tribalism is a form of collectivism, which is a philosophy that denies the primacy of the individual, subordinating her to a so-named collective. Tribalism is the logical result and the logical elaboration of postmodernist irrational philosophy. (Irrationalism is a school of philosophical thought, with a long and varied history.)…

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Whiskey Wisdom and the Quiddity of a Culture

This is excerpted from Chapter 22 of my forthcoming. Chapter 22   “Every serious civilization, like every serious person, possesses an essence or a spirit,” she said. “A soul, if you like.” Thus spoke the lady political refugee who was standing – and not sitting – at my bar one quiet Tuesday evening. She was…

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