- 1 Welcome to Ahimsa Academy: a school that works with the Philosophy one in context of the Non-killing Studies one!
- 2 Intro & Mission Statement
- 3 Courses, learning resources, and projects
- 4 Divisions and departments
- 5 Reading list
- 6 Projects:
- 7 Departmental Message Board
- 8 Library
- 9 Active participants
- 10 School news
Welcome to Ahimsa Academy: a school that works with the Philosophy one in context of the Non-killing Studies one!
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(paraphrase of Socrates answering the following question) 'What should a Philosopher eat?:' '[Plants.]' He may have said cheese, but Pythagoras is only recorded as being vegan.
Intro & Mission Statement
Ahimsa Academy is a neo-Platonic Academy, so it advocates gnosticism, and so it requires studies that may be outside the historical context of neo-Platonism, particularly of Dharma. Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word in Dharma which means harmlessness. Orpheus, Pythagoras, arguably Socrates & Plato & the neo-Platonist scholars practiced ahimsa or at least altruism such as veg(etari)anism. The kshatriyas and monastic martial artists of the Orient also generally practice ahimsa to the extent that they can. In gnosticism, including physics of Classical times, i.e. esoteric mysticism, the mystic principle of love/harmlessness is a pre-requisite--in the context of esoterism. As for mathematics, an important part of Philosophy, one may not be able to be gnostic. Some ideas are proven to be unknowable! However, in other Philosophical studies & practices such as ethics it is generally agreed upon what the truth is--at least in such a 'perennial & universal Philosophy,' i.e. Theosophy, i.e. (because of what Theosophy studies) Philosophy, i.e. (because Philosophy is capitalized) Platonic school as this.
This is a place for those who are interested in ahimsa ethics and beyond--the dharma--vidya--gnosticism--Platonism--to learn and teach. It is an school of general Philosophy & academia and advanced esoterism in which just about anything is on-topic, including topics combined from the 2 schools that are joined here: such as practical ahimsa, and esoterism & selflessness (the latter pair also in the metaphysics topic in the Philosophy school.) Feel free to discuss topics in any Wikiversity school in context or if it is a topic that you use to learn or teach Classical Philosophy.
Courses, learning resources, and projects
- PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
- PHIL 102 Nonkilling Philosophy
- PHIL 103 Nonkilling Anthropology
- PHIL 104 Nonkilling Linguistics
Thanks and remember to have fun!
Divisions and departments
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- Initial Questions
- Analytic Philosophy
- The History of Western Philosophy
- Eastern Philosophy
- African Philosophy
- (add section on the Therapeutae)
- Modern African Philosophy
- Continental Philosophy
- (add any appropriate sections)
- trivium (particularly Organon,) quadrivium, math, algorithms, physics, chemistry, Earth science, cosmology, biology
- Dharma, many texts
- texts on the Nazarites, Essenes, Nazareans
- Kenneth Guthrie, The Pythagorean Sourcebook And Library
- Lao-tzu, Tao Te Ching
- Plato, works
- Euclid, Elements
- Gnostic texts
- Plotinus, Enneads
- Magna Carta
- Declaration of Independence, US Constitution
- UN texts (e.g. Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
- What is The Question?
Departmental Message Board
This is the gateway for information about the courses and philosophy in general. We hope that its size and scope will increase dramatically as participation in the School increases. We welcome input from all philosophies and philosophers.
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