About Dermot Griffin

About Interests -

Philosophy of religion/theology (Christian existentialism, Wesley, Fox, Lewis, Sheen, Bonhoeffer, Greek Fathers, Russian religious thought, Kyoto School)

Greek philosophy (Platonism, Stoicism, Pyrrhonism, Aristotelianism)

Asian philosophy (Confucianism, Daoism, Early Buddhism)

Scholastic philosophy (Lublin Thomism, Stein, Garrigou-Lagrange, Maritain)

Phenomenology (Husserl, Scheler, Sokolowski)

Personalism (Wojtyła)

Philosophy of science (Einstein, Kuhn, Hawking, Kaku)

Philosophy of mind/Psychology (Searle, Chalmers, Nagel, Brentano, Jung, Frankl, Ellis, James, Peterson, Vervaeke)

Medieval philosophy (Aquinas, Duns Scotus, Palamas, Maimonides, Eriugena, Arabi, Illuminationism)

Political philosophy (Arendt, Nozick, Kirk, Machiavelli, Locke, Burke, Hobbes, classical conservatism)

Philosophy of education (Locke, Adler, educational perennialism)

Military theory (Clausewitz, Jomini, Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Musashi,
Handel, Hart, Keegan)
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Favourite philosophers Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Reinhold Niebuhr, Viktor Frankl, Carl Jung, Thomas Nagel, John Searle, David Chalmers, Meister Eckhart, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Nikolai Berdyaev, Vladimir Lossky, Mikhail Bakhtin, Martin Buber, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Zeno of Citium, Cleanthes, Chrysippus, Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, Heraclitus, Cicero, Seneca, Plotinus, Proclus, Simplicius, Psuedo-Dionysius, John Scotus Eriugena, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Augustine, St. Maximus the Confessor, St. Gregory of Nyssa, St. Justin Martyr, St. Gregory Palamas, Maimonides, Ibn Arabi, Suhrawardi, Confucius, Mencius, Lao Tzu, Zhuangzi, Sun Tzu, Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Chu Hsi, Wang Yangming, Zhou Dunyi, Yi Hwang, Du Weiming, John C.H. Wu, Ito Jinsai, Kitaro Nishida, Hajime Tanabe, Keiji Nishitani, John Locke, Edmund Burke, Isaiah Berlin, G.K. Chesterton, Fulton Sheen, Thomas Merton, Seraphim Rose, Karol Wojtyła, Mieczysław Krąpiec, Leszek Kołakowski, Robert Sokolowski, Pierre Hadot, Edith Stein, C.S. Lewis, Niccolo Machiavelli, Hannah Arendt, Etienne Gilson, Robert Nozick, Richard Swinburne, David Bentley Hart, Kallistos Ware, Christos Yannaras, Edward Feser
Favourite quotations “Accept suffering and achieve atonement through it — that is what you must do.“ - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

“The study of history is the best medicine for a sick mind; for in history you have a record of the infinite variety of human experience plainly set out for all to see: and in that record you can find for yourself and your country both examples and warnings: fine things to take as models, base things, rotten through and through, to avoid.” - Livy, The History of Rome

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.“ - Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or

“The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.” - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“Accept the truth from whatever source it comes.” - Maimonides, The Eight Chapters

“Truth is the ultimate end of the whole universe.” - St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

“The truth will set you free.” - John 8:32

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