Posts Tagged ‘ philosophy ’

Is Evil Necessary?

Aug 30th, 2018 | By

Is ‘evil’ necessary to highlight ‘good’? In a week where my friends’ social media posts are making me stop and think, a friend posted this comment: “If you had no ‘evil’, then you’d have no reference for ‘good’.” I found myself disagreeing vehemently. Evil suggests something that is totally reprehensible. Actions that are so deeply

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Loneliness and revelation

Jun 7th, 2018 | By

This book by Pagan philosopher Brendan Myers explains the nature of loneliness, why the usual solutions fail, and offers a philosophical and spiritual solution. Here are some videos about the book… Brendan reading from Chapter one more insights here…   Buy the book here – Book Depository Amazon US Amazon UK Barnes & Noble Indiebound

Druid theodicy

Jan 27th, 2018 | By

One of the modules I lecture in for the Religious Studies degree is on theodicy and how a selection of world religions seek to account for two big issues – why do the seemingly innocent suffer in the kinds of situations that can randomly best anyone (disease, natural disasters etc.); and why do some people

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Circles of Meaning, Labyrinths of Fear

Jan 10th, 2018 | By

Brendan Myers has written a selection of very fine books exploring philosophical subjects from a Pagan perspective. He’s a very accessible author tackling big ideas in entirely digestible ways. In this video, he talks to Nadiya Shah about his book Circles of Meaning Labyrinths of Fear: The twenty-two relationships of a spiritual life and culture –

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Reviews for Reclaiming Civilization

Dec 3rd, 2017 | By

Published in August 2017, Reclaiming Civilization asks what civilization is, and is it a good thing? It’s a name for the most glorious of humanity’s monuments and cultural achievements; yet it also speaks of the conquests, oppressions, and empires which make their glory possible. In this book, philosopher Brendan Myers explains the essence of civilization,

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Clear and Present Thinking

Jan 31st, 2017 | By

Normally, we don’t promote books we aren’t publishing, but this is an exceptional book for exceptional times, so we thought you should know about it. Clear and Present Thinking, by Brendan Myers, is going to second edition, with the intention of adding more contributors. It is a a free college-level textbook in logic and critical thinking.

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Circles of Meaning, Labyrinths of Fear – an excerpt

Jun 15th, 2016 | By

Circles of Meaning, Labyrinths of Fear, By Brendan Myers The twenty-two relationships of a spiritual life and culture – and why they need protection. This excerpt is taken from early in the book… The Labyrinth of Fear Our world is utterly saturated with fear. We fear being attacked by religious extremists, both foreign and domestic. We

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