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eBooks with a Metaphysical bias by John O'Loughlin
Shut Down and Open Up - A Biconical Extravaganza By John O'Loughlin
eBook (ePub): $9.29
It seems that John O'Loughlin has reserved his best work until last, for this largely philosophical title represents not merely a summation of his philosophical progress over four decades, but... More > virtually a complete overhaul of what he had previously assumed to be logically definitive, and to an extent that the comprehensive nature of his logical structures here finds its apotheosis, so to speak, in what must surely be the most advanced analysis of the atomic and pseudo-atomic components underlying all human activity humanly possible. One reads this book at one's peril; for, quite apart from the unrelenting complexity of its sequential structures, there is no turning back from the conclusions it reaches on the most exactingly comprehensive logical terms and, for him, no further progress to be made in the realm of moral certitude concerning the struggle of what he calls 'nurtural libertarianism'against natural determinism and the exact constituents of each across all the atomic and pseudo-atomic options.< Less
Instru-mental By John O'Loughlin
eBook (ePub): $9.48
This title takes the form of a mixture of aphorisms and maxims, or brief discursive observations on a variety of subjects of interest or concern to the author, coupled to numbered sequences of... More > systematically-structured conclusions about salient aspects of the overall philosophy which succeed those parts (one and three) specifically given to the aphoristic material, as though to sum-up or clarify, on a more philosophically intensive basis, what had been more discursively observed. Of course, there is more to it than that, and the author would be lying if he didn't also add that this title both refines upon and extends beyond previous works, thereby in a sense bringing this phase of his philosophy to a kind of summational peak, beyond which he has no intention of going, since little or no progress could be made short of his adopting the philosophical equivalent of wings and flying off into space. That said, the implications of the title soon become clear, whether or not one agrees with his conclusions.< Less
So There By John O'Loughlin
eBook (ePub): $14.94
As with other titles by John O'Loughlin, this new work tends to utilize both aphorisms discursively and maxims sequentially in a kind of compromise between contrasting approaches to his writing, the... More > one more literary and the other more technical, with some material of an autobiographical nature included for good measure, as also in an attempt to clarify his situation as a self-styled intellectual whose 'journey' to a well-nigh definitive realization of his thinking did not happen overnight or without considerable effort both personally and in relation to whatever obstacles domestic and/or environmental circumstances may have thrown in its way, not least in respect of this book's understanding of civilization and its relationships to both decadence and degeneration, as discussed in the text.< Less
Keys to the Kingdom of Truth By John O'Loughlin
eBook (ePub): $13.41
This is not a book for 'the Many', but one for a few of 'the Few' who will lead most of 'the Many' into the 'Kingdom of Truth'. This, to put it mildly, is simply the crowning achievement of John... More > O'Loughlin's philosophical oeuvre, of his quest for philosophical perfection through the pursuance and comprehension of Truth, whether interpreted specifically in relation to Metaphysics or more generally in relation to each of the atomic and pseudo-atomic options, and one can only add that if there was ever a book more comprehensively exacting and logically consistent within terminological frameworks that are often if not usually unique, then it would have to be this one, for which we must all be both amazed and, I guess, thankful. For books like this are the end-product of decades of intellectual progress which, by dint of their highly complex nature, can only appeal, as noted above, to a small minority of people, albeit to those who value Truth (in whatever sense) above all else.< Less
Book of Replicated Thought By John O'Loughlin
eBook (ePub): $5.32
By seeming to combine, in separate parts, prose with philosophy, this project strives to appeal, one might say, to both lower- and upper-class taste to the extent that it juxtaposes, in the one book,... More > two dissimilar approaches to textual structure without, however, unduly departing from its grammatical bias and the affirmation, in consequence, of a discriminatory upper-case approach (depending on class context) to terminology. Now while more people might be expected to prefer the 'prose' to the 'philosophy', irrespective of its grammatical predilections, the option on both approaches to textual presentation not only brings 'heaven' down to 'earth' but simultaneously ensures that what pertains to the former can be transmuted into the latter, transfigured, so to speak, with intent to providing the right kind of axial paradigm for any transcendence of 'the world' likely to culminate in a heavenly disposition.< Less
Prophet Over Profit By John O'Loughlin
eBook (ePub): $14.46
A Metaphysically-biased argument couched in the form of a journal that analyses the relationships between atoms and what the author calls pseudo-atoms on a variety of levels, including the human,... More > from their gender-dichotomous foundations right through to class interpretations of atomic and pseudo-atomic structures that underpin not only disciplinary but, so the author contends, ethnic differences within divergent approaches to civilization and its struggle against barbarism. Not only is this John O'Loughlin's most technically complex work to date, it is arguably also his most thematically compelling, since the arguments it propounds in favour of Metaphysics are so firmly grounded in philosophical logic that even the sceptical or otherwise cynical should be convinced of their veracity.< Less
At the Crossroads of Axial Divergence By John O'Loughlin
eBook (ePub): $7.22
As suggested by the title, this aphoristic philosophy project continues to explore the axial differences between what, in general terms, has been called the bureaucratic/theocratic axis of a rising... More > diagonal and, by contrast, the autocratic/democratic axis of a falling one, drawing irrefutable conclusions from the contrasts so examined that point towards two entirely different destinies.< Less
Stations of the Supercross By John O'Loughlin
eBook (ePub): $11.45
A book with twelve 'stations' in several sections that is both autobiographical and philosophical, with a keenly metaphysical approach to the thorny subject of 'truth', and an original 'take' on... More > subatomic definitions which logically follows from John O'Loughlin's previous title 'Atoms and Pseudo-Atoms in Subatomic Perspective', and further extends his sense of the relationship between attraction and reaction on a gender basis that applies to any given 'pairing' on what he terms the intercardinal axial compass, a term with which the student of this writer's mature philosophy should by now be familiar, especially since it is crucial to his structural comprehensiveness and overall philosophical perspective.< Less
Black Sabbaticals By John O'Loughlin
eBook (ePub): $10.52
Few books can have undergone so many re-evaluations as this one, which has developed a fresh approach to terms which the author was apt to take for granted in recent years, never imagining that, one... More > day, they would undergo such extensive re-evaluation as has transpired in this, arguably his most comprehensively exacting and significant work to-date, the overall significance of which is also due to the way in which certain antitheses, like life and death, heathen and Christian, energy and gravity, etc., have been interpreted from a standpoint owing more to philosophical logic than might at first seem to be the case, with highly credible conclusions.< Less
Supercrossed By John O'Loughlin
eBook (ePub): $10.99
A substantive collection of essays and aphorisms examining the relationship between concretion and abstraction on both class and gender terms, with respect to a number of parallel dichotomies and... More > antitheses, including that between energy and gravity, that come to light on both state-hegemonic and church-hegemonic axial terms.< Less