Splinter In Your Mind

religion, philosophy, technocopia, et al.


David Portela loves philosophy, theology, technology, games, books and people. He serves in ministry in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Author Archive

Some philosophers have been grouped together since their works and ideas are covered by a shared source. Vedantic Scriptures (c.800-c.1500? BCE) The Upanishads (Juan Mascaró trans.) ˆ Thales (c.625-c.545 BCE) Anaximander (c. 610-546 BCE) Pythagoras (c.580-500 BCE) Anaximenes (d. 528 BCE) Parmenides (c.515- after 450 BCE) Anaxagoras (500-428 BCE) Zeno of Elea (c.490-430 BCE) Protagoras […]

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Philosophy Reading List: Introduction

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

This is a work in progress, and I’ll be adding to it and making modifications as I progress in my own reading and as I gather input from friends and commenters. The list is not meant to be comprehensive. There’s simply no way I (or anyone) will be able to read all the works by […]

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The Stunted Morals of the New Economy

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Some of us have become jaded to amoral points of view on the part of large corporations. We have witnessed so many instances of corporate greed (Enron, Nike’s labor practices, etc.) that it’s become a common element in the cultural psyche, not acceptable, but still normal. Because of this, it’s a breath of fresh air […]

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