LUDOVICI: Nature’s Fundamental Will to Power

19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche coined the phrase “will to power” to describe the motivating force that animates all life. He was not the first philosopher to identify this lust for power as a fundamental motivating force. Aristotle wrote that “all men aspire to ascendancy.” And Thomas Hobbes wrote that “a perpetual and restless desire of power, that ceaseth only in death, is a general inclination of all mankind.” In this video, we will discuss 20th century English philosopher Anthony Ludovici’s interpretation of the will to power, and we will also discuss its relevance to the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe. Continue reading

LUDOVICI: The Ugliness of Socrates

The life of Socrates is well known in the philosophical community. It is generally believed that Socrates was wrongfully condemned to death for corrupting the youth of Athens, and that he died as a martyr to Truth and to independent thought. But 20th century British philosopher Anthony Ludovici asserts that this favorable opinion of Socrates is incorrect. In this video, we will explore Ludovici’s argument that Socrates was not only a corrupter of the Athenian youth, but also a corrupter of the subsequent 2400 years of Western thought. Continue reading

LUDOVICI: Superiority of Art over Science

Science has bestowed many benefits on mankind; and therefore, there are a large number of people who revere and glorify it. An article posted on science.ie in June of 2014 expresses the sentiments of these admirers of Science. “Science empowers us to shape every aspect of our world. Thanks to the power of science we can improve our health and wellbeing, explore new worlds, and make our world a better place; the only limits are those we imagine!” Continue reading