Paul Ollswang, “Cynicism”:Paul Ollswang, “Cynicism: A Series of Cartoons on a Philosophical Theme”, January 1988, page B at official site; repr. in The Best Comics of the Decade 1980-1990 Vol. 1 , Seattle: (Fantagraphics Books), 1990, ISBN 1-56097-035-9, p. 23. **: ”Cynicism” is often contrasted with ””Timonism “” (cf. Shakespeare’s ”Timon of Athens”). Cynics saw what people could be & were angered by what they had become; Timonists felt humans were hopelessly stupid & uncaring by nature & so saw no hope for change. * Bitter behavior or cynical utterrance ** 1891 , (Fergus Hume), When I Lived in Bohemia”:(Fergus Hume), ”When I Lived in Bohemia: Papers Selected from the Portfolio of Peter —, Esq , 1891; repr. Tait, sons & company, 1892, p. 150 at Google Books. **: Thus he ran on carelessly in this cynical vein; but I, after a time, paid no attention to his Timonism s, being taken up with the spectacle of a crowd in the street surrounding a carriage. *
Plato amongst many other things advocated the Banning and exile of Poets and Poetry and the use of the
Dorian and Phrygian modes only would be permitted in the republic(.1.)
Ascetic. From Wikepedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asceticism
In the third essay (“What Do Ascetic Ideals Mean?“) from his book On the Genealogy of Morals, Friedrich Nietzsche discusses what he terms the “ascetic ideal” and its role in the formulation of morality along with the history of the will. In the essay, Nietzsche describes how such a paradoxical action as asceticism might serve the interests of life: through asceticism, one can overcome their desire to perish from pain and despair and attain mastery over oneself. In this way, one can express both ressentiment and the will to power. Nietzsche describes the morality of the ascetic priest as characterized by Christianity as one where finding oneself in pain or despair and desiring to perish from it, the will to live causes one to place oneself in a state of hibernation and denial of the material world in order to minimize that pain and thus preserve life, a technique which Nietzsche locates at the very origin of secular science as well as of religion. He associated the “ascetic ideal” with Christian decadence.
(1.) Church Music and Protestantism in Post-Reformation England: Discourses …
By Jonathan P. Willis P.14 Plato Repulic Page 100.
This is a later edit it is now today I wrote the main part of the Blog yesterday. Was I confusing Asceticism with Aestheticism. I think I was although I was aware of the distinction or focus of each I had morphed them into the description of parts of the same thing Beauty in simplicity. My next task is to consider further some of the philosophy of the sophists from where we get our word Sophistication can anything Sophisticated be beautiful or is sophistication merely a justification for compromise and Is sophistry truly at heart a justification of the unjustifiable founded out of necessity or wanton selfish will? In the word sophistry, the sophists get a pretty bad billing so I want to take a look at what they were said to be about?
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Technically, Paul was an artist, illustrator, cartoonist, writer, calligrapher, typographer, photographer, storyteller, actor, radio personality, animator, musician, philosopher, dog-lover, new left socialist cum communist, small business ad campaign creator, sign designer/painter, and a terrifically educated and self-educated fella. He never understood how he became known as a cartoonist. [Was it the luck of the draw? Ho ho.]. Anyway, it’s the job of this website to begin to convey a bit of his life. A comprehensive bit. That’s not easy. Please wish us luck.