This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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The name of this darshana is a derivation from a word that means ‘distinctive character,’ and this is appropriate because Vaisheshika is concerned with knowledge of individual things in distinctive mode. It was mentioned above that the darshanas are listed in pairs due to certain affinities, and in this case the relationship is one of different points of emphasis within the same relationship. That is to say, while Nyaya treated of things in their relation to the understanding, Vaisheshika treats of them more directly, as they are in themselves. Due to the principle of identity between knower and known mentioned above, it should be clear that these are but two sides of the same coin.

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