A Very Brief Review of the History of Metaphysics

Rongqing Dai, Ph.D. Abstract Once as the queen of all sciences, metaphysics that was originated by the quest of Aristotle for a science of being qua being has been greatly misunderstood and its name has been severely smeared, as the result of the global anti-metaphysical movement starting from the 19th century. The main purpose of… Continue reading A Very Brief Review of the History of Metaphysics

Toxic Social Paradoxes Caused by Scholastic Stupidity

By Rongqing Dai, Ph.D. It is so often to see that the only benefit to some scholars as the outcome of their extensive reading and training seems to be the capability to demonstrate their knowledge of the names of literatures, academic schools and doctrines, or maybe some quotations, and historical stories, but not the ability… Continue reading Toxic Social Paradoxes Caused by Scholastic Stupidity

How to Read Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit?

Rongqing Dai, Ph.D. Prologue In the past few weeks I have been involved in a couple online discussions concerning the section of “Lord and Bondsman” in Chapter IV of Hegel’s The Phenomenology of Spirit, during which I have found that the academia of philosophy is still in such a deep confusion about what The Phenomenology… Continue reading How to Read Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit?

The Universal Impact of the False upon the True

By Rongqing Dai, Ph.D. 1. Introduction This writing is devoted to the exposition of a common social law, which could be stated as: As the false has often been taken as true, the true will be treated as false in principle, unless it can be proved as true by other determinate qualifications. Here the true… Continue reading The Universal Impact of the False upon the True

Pseudo-science & Idealist Metaphysics

Rongqing Dai, Ph.D. The spread of the modern science to the world was accompanied by a pejorative term, pseudo-science, which basically refers to anything that would claim to be effective but indeed violate the known scientific principles (and thus deemed as ineffective), among which quite a big portion are theories concerning non-physical causes for physical… Continue reading Pseudo-science & Idealist Metaphysics

The Madness of Isms

Rongqing Dai Ism is a useful narrative vehicle for abstractly signifying characteristic ideas that are related to various cultural mentalities, political views, or philosophical theories. However, like many other good and useful tools in life, the convenience brought forth by ism could also cause its abusive use, which could then not only smear the original… Continue reading The Madness of Isms

One Ignored Cause for the Philosophical Decline

Rongqing Dai, Ph.D. For the past half a decade, I have conducted an extensive and in-depth diagnosis for why the mainstream philosophy (which was once called the queen of the civilization) has declined so much (as noticed by Heidegger and Hawking), and figured out many causes for this to happen, including various special aspects of… Continue reading One Ignored Cause for the Philosophical Decline

The Answer to “What Is Philosophy?”

Rongqing Dai Abstract Philosophy has been labeled by some scholars as a subject to answer big questions, such as “Who are we?”, “Where are we from?”, “Can we know anything?”, and more. But this becomes problematic because of lacking a consensus. Different people would consider different questions as essential to the subject of philosophy, but… Continue reading The Answer to “What Is Philosophy?”

The True Nature of Science

By Rongqing Dai, Ph.D. Abstract It has long become a global common practice that people judge things in social life to be right or wrong based on whether they could be considered as scientifically meaningful and correct. Unfortunately, this exaggeration of what science is really about has often caused it to be incorrectly placed in… Continue reading The True Nature of Science

2nd Order Philosophy

Rongqing Dai Background Human civilization is now suffering the widespread political and economic crises all over the world due to the collective confusion caused by various extreme worldviews, extreme life views, and extreme religious views. With the ever stronger capacity to cultivate nature, to produce goods, to fend off the beasts and catastrophes, and to… Continue reading 2nd Order Philosophy

The Philosophy of Inflation

Rongqing Dai, Ph.D. Abstract Inflation is not only a fundamental element in the market economy, but also a key to understand many important economic phenomena that have been occurring for decades or even centuries around the world. Nonetheless, there does not seem to be a consensus among the professional economic experts about the role of… Continue reading The Philosophy of Inflation

Redistributing Wealth Through Inflation

Rongqing Dai Abstract Inflation has become a scary term not only for ordinary people but also for the professional body of economists. While inflation is actually not only an inevitable fundamental element in the market economy, but also a key to understand many important economic phenomena that have been occurring for decades or even centuries… Continue reading Redistributing Wealth Through Inflation

Flying Saucer & Intercontinental Flight

Rongqing Dai Introduction While Flying Saucers still remain an amusing topic of urban legends today, the potential benefit of the flat and symmetric saucer shape (round or triangle, etc) for transportation means of civil aviation has been utterly ignored. In fact, the saucer shape would grant the Flying Saucers some critical advantages over other flying… Continue reading Flying Saucer & Intercontinental Flight

The End of One of the Biggest Illusions

By Rongqing Dai, Ph.D. Introduction The essence of the notion ‘illusion’ is something that feels real but indeed unreal. The key point here is the antithesis between real and unreal. Obviously, in order to make something more illusory, we could either make its fake appearance look more real, or make its substance more unreal, or… Continue reading The End of One of the Biggest Illusions


By Rongqing Dai The populace of this world has been baffled by the myth of the Flying Saucer related UFOs (unidentified flying objects) for quite a long time. The central theme of all the Flying Saucer reports is the so-called extraterrestrial aliens. However, while ETs from other parts of the universe could be very realistic,… Continue reading WHO WAS FLYING THAT FLYING SAUCER?

Philosophy and Emotion

Rongqing Dai The relationship between philosophy and emotion sounds a bit awkward. On one hand, it seems to have always been a common perception that philosophy and emotion are like water and fire since philosophy is reputed for its unemotional cool logic and emotion is an illogical fervor and thus usually not philosophical. On the… Continue reading Philosophy and Emotion

An Exercise for Philosophy of Philosophy

Rongqing Dai Starting from the beginning of February, I have completed a social media oriented brief series about philosophy of philosophy for what philosophy is really about with 6 short pieces plus this last one. This series is written in response to the question of “what is philosophy?” Although the importance of this question has… Continue reading An Exercise for Philosophy of Philosophy

Why Do We Need Philosophy?

Rongqing Dai The most positive impact of telling what philosophers have done in the far and near history is to impress the students or general audience with the wisdom shining through great historical achievements, so that it is not easy to defame philosophy even if the professionals lost their faith in this ancient profession and… Continue reading Why Do We Need Philosophy?

Objectivity and Subjectivity

Rongqing Dai Philosophy as a notion is a duality of objectivity and subjectivity because of its intimacy with logical relations of all beings (or existences not in the existentialist sense) and its direct connection with how people think as well as how thinking is possible. Subjectively, people often do not have the liberty to choose… Continue reading Objectivity and Subjectivity

The Idiosyncratic Logical Continuation within Philosophy

Rongqing Dai Strands of internal logical continuation are the most important marks to identify the legitimate body of any independent and self-coherent knowledge system. No matter the knowledge is passed down through the form of personal teachers and students (or masters and apprentices or mentors and mentees) or through the relationship of authors and readers… Continue reading The Idiosyncratic Logical Continuation within Philosophy