Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The International Philosophy Match: Germany Versus Greece

Man-made events are the result of the thought processes of their creators. The implosion of Greece is the first crack in the artificial world of the European Union, the brain child of the make-belief school of thought rooted in the German philosophical tradition. 


This hilarious Monty Python sketch is more apt than most people, or even the creators themselves, will realize. The Greek philosophers were not monolithically objective in their analysis of reality. But Aristotle can be credited with the best school of analytical thought that humanity has ever produced. 

We thank the Muslim Golden Age and the scholastic, Thomas of Aquinas for the European Renaissance and the Enlightenment that followed Aquinas' efforts to reintroduce the Aristotelian school. The result is the culture of reason and Liberty that is the root of Western civilization today.