Monday, January 11, 2016

Katastrofes

“In the words of Aristotle: ‘catastrophe is an action bringing ruin and pain on stage, where corpses are seen and wounds and other similar sufferings are performed,’”
from Wikipedia

6 comments:

FreeThinke said...

The advent of the Machine Age, Darwinism, Hegelian-Marxism, and Modernism in general have all had a catastrophic effect on the development of Western Civilization. When we deserted the honing and discipline of Mind and Spirit for the pursuit of mere PHYSICAL ease and convenience in pursuit of greater and greater POWER, mankind lost its collective Soul, and for all our excessive speed and technical expertise we have been spiralling downward in the Abyss ever since.

-FJ said...

Classical philosophy was all about the separation and dilution of power. Now it's all about power's accumulation and consolidation. Times have certainly changed.

Gert said...

"Classical philosophy was all about the separation and dilution of power."

Classical philosophy perhaps yes but look how the Roman Empire was run!

-FJ said...

The Republic (Cincinnatus) was one thing (509 BC -27 BC), The Empire (Augustus, on) quite another (27 BC+).

Gert said...

Hmmm... and Augustus' descendants/successors were such a jolly bunch of funbags. Lemmesee: Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero... LOL.

Methinks your minor aversion to modernity makes you see antiquity through rose-tinted glasses.

Gert said...

I don't think that much has changed throughout human history: the haves will always treat the have-nots as their personal gold mine. It was thus as it is now...