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So There: Civilization - Its Betrayers and Enemies in Perspective
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So There: Civilization - Its Betrayers and Enemies in Perspective

John O'Loughlin

As with his previous title, 'Keys to the Kingdom of Truth', this subsequent one tends to utilize both aphorisms discursively and maxims sequentially in a kind of compromise between contrasting approaches to John O'Loughlin's...

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Abstracts
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Abstracts

John O'Loughlin, John J O'Loughlin

The essayistic introduction to this little collection of abstract poems attempts to point up a distinction between poetry and antipoetry, and then to contrast both of these with what has been termed superpoems - the abstract...

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The Modern Death
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The Modern Death

John O'Loughlin, John James O'Loughlin

Dating from 1984, this collection of forty-four poems continues in the free-verse style of 'Spiritual Intimations' (1983), albeit the verse is at all times prevented from degenerating into prose through the application of a...

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Revelations: Of an Ideological Philosopher
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Revelations: Of an Ideological Philosopher

John O'Loughlin, John J O'Loughlin

One could regard this aphoristic project by John O'Loughlin as conceptually similar to 'Revolutions of an Ideological Philosopher' (1997), since it continues the cyclical progressions from approximately where they left off in the...

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Revolutions: Of an Ideological Philosopher
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Revolutions: Of an Ideological Philosopher

John O'Loughlin, John J O'Loughlin

One could regard this 1997 project as conceptually similar to 'Omeganotes of an Ideological Philosopher' (1996-7), John O'Loughlin's previous title, since it is no less essential and informal in structure, and just as thematically...

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Omeganotes: Of an Ideological Philosopher
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Omeganotes: Of an Ideological Philosopher

John O'Loughlin, John J O'Loughlin

The winter of 1996-97 saw John O'Loughlin begin and eventually bring to a close a work of philosophy which rose above what he had already achieved (see, for instance, 'Maximum Omega') in terms of the degree to which he was able to...

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Instru-Mental
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Instru-Mental

John James O'Loughlin

Following on from his title 'So There', this work also takes the form of a mixture of aphorisms and maxims, or brief discursive observations on a variety of subjects of interest or concern to the author, coupled to numbered...

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Stations of the Supercross: Attraction and Reaction in Gender Perspective
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Stations of the Supercross: Attraction and Reaction in Gender Perspective

John O'Loughlin

John O'Loughlin has consistently advanced the theoretical breadth and depth of his work, derived, naturally, from habitual thought processes, and the results should speak confidently and credibly enough for themselves without our...

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From the Devil to God
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From the Devil to God

John James O'Loughlin, John O'Loughlin

Written on and off during the winter of 1980-81, this collection of short prose starts in a relatively literary fashion, with the account of a clandestine visit of a masseuse to a priest who can no longer cope with his celibacy,...

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The Illusory Truth
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The Illusory Truth

John James O'Loughlin, John O'Loughlin

Divided into three parts, of which the first is by far the longest, this philosophical sequel to 'Between Truth and Illusion' (1977), expands on the dualistic theories therein outlined, abandoning the more literary approach of its...

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An Interview Reviewed: Music in the Study
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An Interview Reviewed: Music in the Study

MR John James O'Loughlin, John James O'Loughlin

A philosophic-cum-romantic novel based around an interview that backfires and results in various complications for both the interviewer and his magazine, which are not without ironic and humorous overtones which require some kind...

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Sublimated Relations: The Voice Museum
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Sublimated Relations: The Voice Museum

John James O'Loughlin

A young religious writer named Timothy Byrne accepts an invitation from a certain Lord Handon, an aristocratic admirer of his work, to spend New Year's Eve in the company of a select gathering at Rothermore House, Handon's country...

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Changing Worlds
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Changing Worlds

John James O'Loughlin

John O'Loughlin's first novel, written during the summer of 1976, is a largely autobiographical account of three days in the life of a clerk-turning-writer Michael Savage, whose disillusionment with the drudgery of office work has...

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A Question of Belief: Philosophical Dialogues
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A Question of Belief: Philosophical Dialogues

John James O'Loughlin, John J O'Loughlin

John O'Loughlin first got the idea of writing a collection of dialogues in 1978 after reading the French philosopher Diderot, one of the outstanding practitioners of the genre, and the results, several weeks later, were four...

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The Way of Evolution: Philosophical Essays
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The Way of Evolution: Philosophical Essays

John James O'Loughlin

Dating from 1981, this collection of essays is thematically more homogeneous than anything previously written by John O'Loughlin in the genre and reflects a newly-acquired optimistic outlook on evolutionary progress as something...

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Fixed Limits: Excerpts from a Journal by Michael Savage
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Fixed Limits: Excerpts from a Journal by Michael Savage

John James O'Loughlin

If John O'Loughlin's first novel 'Changing Worlds' betrays the influence (through souped-up interior monologue) of James Joyce on his early fiction, then the chief inspiration behind this fictional journal was undoubtedly...

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Omega Maxims
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Omega Maxims

John O'Loughlin, John J O'Loughlin

Dating from 1996, 'Omega Maxims' is a further instalment of the aphoristic purism to which John O'Loughlin had last committed his pen with 'Maximum Occasions' (1994-5), and constitutes, with well over 1000 maxims, what we regard...

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Eternal Life: Supernotes from Beyond
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Eternal Life: Supernotes from Beyond

John O'Loughlin, John J O'Loughlin

Progressing through 125 cycles of sequentially-numbered essayistic aphorisms (supernotes), 'Eternal Life' ... subtitled 'Supernotes from Beyond' ... brings John O'Loughlin's philosophy to a kind of theosophical head in what is...

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Maximum Omega
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Maximum Omega

John O'Loughlin, John J O'Loughlin

Dating from 1996, 'Maximum Omega', the aphoristic sequel to 'Omega Maxims' which puns the word 'maxims', probably does more justice to Truth, or metaphysical knowledge, than any of John O'Loughlin's works prior to this date, with...

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Last (W)Rites
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Last (W)Rites

John O'Loughlin, John J O'Loughlin

Continuing in the vein of the revolutionary transvaluations characteristic of both 'Occasional Maxims' (1994) and 'Maximum Occasions' (1994-5), this volume of aphoristic philosophy nevertheless returns us, in due cumulative...

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Book of Beliefs: 'the Omegala'
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Book of Beliefs: ‘the Omegala’

John O'Loughlin, John J O'Loughlin

This 1996 project, the title of which, viz. 'Book of Beliefs', arguably owes something to Henry Miller's 'Book of Friends' in its informal structure and the subtitle of which, viz. 'The Omegala', is an oblique tribute to anything...

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From Punishment to Grace
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From Punishment to Grace

John O'Loughlin, John J O'Loughlin

Akin in structure to 'From Satan to Saturn', its immediate predecessor, this second 1994 text is nonetheless arguably more cyclically methodical and aphoristically consistent, as it develops its curvilinear style through some...

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Supercontemplations: Experiments in Abstraction
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Supercontemplations: Experiments in Abstraction

John O'Loughlin, John J O'Loughlin

Unlike John O'Loughlin's first collection of non-readerly abstract poems and/or poetic word art, simply called 'Contemplations' (1985), which was uniformly lower-case in its monosyllabic structures, this later project, which dates...

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From Satan to Saturn
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From Satan to Saturn

John O'Loughlin, John J O'Loughlin

Conceived in loosely cyclical form, this 1994 project harks back to the author's 'supernotational' works, which date from the mid-80s, comprising essayistic aphorisms and aphoristic notes, in respect of the greater variety of...

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Occasional Maxims
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Occasional Maxims

John O'Loughlin

This 1994 project is comprised of some 323 notational maxims of variable length and quality, most of which are nevertheless significantly more complex than anything previously attempted by John O'Loughlin in the genre, with...

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Shut Down and Open Up: A Biconical Extravaganza
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Shut Down and Open Up: A Biconical Extravaganza

John O'Loughlin

It seems that John O'Loughlin has reserved his best work until last; for this largely philosophical title represents not merely a summation of his philosophy but a radical overhaul of some of the theories which he had previously...

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Dictionary of Geopolitics
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Dictionary of Geopolitics

John O'Loughlin

This guide contains 219 entries which consist of full-length essays about the major schools, doctrines, strategies, people, controversies and policies of geopolitics, in the main countries concerned. They are cross-referenced and...

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The Radical Progress Quartet
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The Radical Progress Quartet

John O'Loughlin

Following on from 'The Apocalypso Quartet' (2003), this 'quartet' of philosophical writings brings into one chronologically convenient volume the titles 'Radical Progress', 'Stairway to Judgement', 'A Perfect Resolution', and 'The...

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Geographies of Global Change
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Geographies of Global Change

John O'Loughlin, Edward C Holland

Geographies of Global Change gathers a diverse and informative selection of readings on some of the world's most complex trouble spots. Using the themes of globalization, national identity, and conflict as a foundation, the book...

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Prophet Over Profit: A Philosophical Journal
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Prophet Over Profit: A Philosophical Journal

John O'Loughlin

Conceived in the semi-literary but arguably highly abstract form of a philosophical journal, this 2016 project by John O'Loughlin continues from previous titles, like 'Black Sabbaticals' and 'Supercrossed', with his analyses of...

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Stressing the Essential
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Stressing the Essential

John O'Loughlin

This collection of mainly philosophical poems, written during 1982, may serve to confirm that John O'Loughlin had considerably deepened his approach to and concept of poetry since 1973-4, principally with those poems included in...

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Evolution
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Evolution

John O'Loughlin

The sixteen prose poems in this modest collection should ideally be suited to those who prefer their poetry prosy and mainly concerned with philosophical issues or, at any rate, with a philosophical treatment of issues and...

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Beyond Imagination
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Beyond Imagination

John O'Loughlin

This project is for the author another high-point in a long and winding philosophical career which has led him, inexorably, towards the 'celestial city' of heavenly truth and thus towards the omega point of his oeuvre, wherein...

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Freedom and Determinism: The Gender Agenda
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Freedom and Determinism: The Gender Agenda

John O'Loughlin

Building on the structural comprehensiveness achieved in 'The Myth of Equality' (2001), this volume of aphoristic philosophy returns us to the concept of the so-called 'Triadic Beyond', and explains the distinction, hitherto...

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Alpha and Omega: Diabolic Beginning and Divine End
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Alpha and Omega: Diabolic Beginning and Divine End

John O'Loughlin

This book of aphoristic philosophy, divided into four evenly-structured parts, takes a closer look at such age-old questions as to whether mind precedes matter or matter mind and answers them in a way that does equal justice to...

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Apocalypso: The New Revelation
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Apocalypso: The New Revelation

John O'Loughlin

This aphoristic philosophy project carries on the task begun earlier (see 'Eschatology or Scatology') of highlighting the distinctions between Social Theocracy and Social Democracy, though always from a perspective favouring the...

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The Dialectics of Synthetic Attraction
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The Dialectics of Synthetic Attraction

John O'Loughlin

It is good to be reminded that books of this sort are cyclical in character, spiralling up towards an ever-more comprehensively exacting summit which brings to a centro-complexifying head things that, in the very nature of such...

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Dawn of the Life
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Dawn of the Life

John O'Loughlin

This project is a combination of two other works, viz. 'The Transcendental Future' (1980), and 'The Way of Evolution' (1981), and therefore dates from 1980-81, a time when John O'Loughlin had just turned away from the Spenglerian...

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The Ethnic Universality Quartet
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The Ethnic Universality Quartet

John O'Loughlin

Originally dating from 2002, this 'quartet' of philosophical writings brings into one chronologically convenient volume 'Ethnic Universality', 'No Man-Oeuvre', 'The High-Way of Truth', and 'The End of Evolution', all of which are...

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The Will to Truth
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The Will to Truth

John O'Loughlin

John O'Loughlin's main philosophical project of 1983 combines dialogues and essays with aphorisms and maxims in a kind of multigenre project in which essays form by far the greater proportion. However, nine dialogues is no mean...

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Elemental Spectra
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Elemental Spectra

John O'Loughlin

Dating from 1988-9, this work investigates the significance of the four basic elements, viz. air, fire, water and earth, with regard to a variety of different disciplinary contexts, including science, politics, economics and...

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The Ideological Philosophy: Of Social Transcendentalism
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The Ideological Philosophy: Of Social Transcendentalism

John O'Loughlin

Although structurally similar, this work enlarges on the scope and content of 'Revelations of an Ideological Philosopher' (1997), as we are made aware of the extent to which Social Transcendentalism is both ideological and...

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No Man-Oeuvre: On the Highway of Truth
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No Man-Oeuvre: On the Highway of Truth

John O'Loughlin

Conceived on a similar aphoristic basis to 'Ethnic Universality' (2002), its immediate precursor, this title, with its pun on manoeuvre, lays down the case for godly rights in relation to the development of globalization towards...

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Deceptive Motives: A Symptom of Delirium
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Deceptive Motives: A Symptom of Delirium

John O'Loughlin

With an opening chapter that highlights the duplicity of a husband towards his wife, this tragicomic novel builds on the marital dissatisfactions and grudges of its principal heroine, Julie Foster, and couples them to the literary...

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Becoming and Being: Autobiographical and Biographical Sketches
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Becoming and Being: Autobiographical and Biographical Sketches

John O'Loughlin

Divided into two parts, the first of which is autobiographical and the second biographical, this compilation of literary sketches strives to outline John O'Loughlin's development as a writer and the influences, both fictional and...

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The Importance of Technology: Philosophical Dialogues
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The Importance of Technology: Philosophical Dialogues

John O'Loughlin

This fairly substantial collection of philosophical dialogues, dating from the winter of 1981-2, begins with an investigation of technology from a transcendental point of view, as though continuing from where John O'Loughlin's...

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Spiritual Intimations
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Spiritual Intimations

John O'Loughlin

Comprised of some thirty-four for the most part quite lengthy poems, this collection of free verse is slightly freer, overall, than the previous such collection 'Stressing the Essential' (1982) by John O'Loughlin, and ranges...

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Post-Atomic Perspectives
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Post-Atomic Perspectives

John O'Loughlin

Combining maxims and aphorisms with essays and dialogues, this work goes beyond the scope of John O'Loughlin's previous philosophical projects, including 'Future Transformations' (1982), in both its form and content, opening out...

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