The introduction to the 67 bundles
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Philosophical Contemplations about the Zeitgeist
Welcome dear reader,
As an Eclecticus I would like to introduce you to a new accessible form of philosophy.
Philosophy is also called the mother of the sciences.
I have taken philosophy out of the science realm and place it at the heart of society through these educational collections. As a result, philosophy is no longer exclusivily scientific, but accessible to everyone regardless of their previous education.
The Greek word philosophia means philosophy in plain English.
The introduction of the term philosophy was credited to the Greek thinker Pythagoras.
In Greek, the word philosophy is a compound of the words love and wisdom.
So originally the term philosophy simply meant love of wisdom.
A practitioner of philosophy is called a philosopher or sage.
But what is an Eclecticus?
An Eclecticus is also a philosopher but one who does not commit to any one system, but who chooses from several systems what he thinks best, and that merges into something new.
Eclecticism is the Eclecticus’s practice of taking thought forms, practices, styles, or motives from ancestors or others and fusing them into somehing new.
What does the word ponder mean?
The word ponder means to have a deep serious thought about something.
If you do not fully understand a word, I advice you to look that word up in a dictionary or using a (pocket) computer before reading further.
If you do that faithfully, you will notice that your vocabulary is increasing and before you know it you are a word artist. You will experience that independent studying is actually a lot of fun!
The practice of philosophy, according to the famous philosopher Aristoteles, is the most sublime and most divine activity for man and a source of joy.
I would also advice you not to read too many philosophical musings in a row. Take your time because it’s about enjoying your search for the essence of Human Being and not reading through the volumes as quickly as possible.
Finally, I wish you much pleasure, wonder and moments of contemplation while reading these Philosophical Contemplations on the Zeitgeist.
Roy J.B. Noordhoek