Scientology & Philosophy: An Experiential Overview

Scientology & Philosophy: An Experiential Overview

by Jason Horvatic
Scientology & Philosophy: An Experiential Overview

Scientology & Philosophy: An Experiential Overview

by Jason Horvatic


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Scientology is a subject few have not now heard of. Proposed as a religion, it receives regular public beatings for its reported zealotry, particularly amongst its inner acolytes. Stories of personal struggle, financial hardship and familial turmoil are abundant, and in the public eye the subject as a whole seems largely tainted. 

Yet through all the sorrow and joy that is the lot of any religion, it remains true that undergirding the belief structure almost always lies pure philosophy. In other words, philosophy is - amongst other things - the predecessor to religion. 

Stifled underneath the often emotionally-charged conversation surrounding Scientology, its basic philosophical postulations have been kept largely out of the limelight. Often caricatured away from their original accentuations - on the order of "Christians primarily believe that Moses literally parted the Red Sea" - the philosophical roots of Scientology lay wide-open for inquiry, unshackled from religious adulation in their original form. 

Scientology & Philosophy: An Experiential Overview treats the philosophy of Scientology within the context of wider philosophical discussion, shedding light - in a balanced manner - on what the everyday Scientologist philosophically holds dear.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780648728627
Publisher: Jason Horvatic
Publication date: 12/10/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 225
File size: 645 KB

About the Author

Jason Horvatic is a budding philosophical writer, currently studying an undergraduate in linguistics and philosophy. He was born into Scientology and wrote his first book - an experiential overview of its philosophy - during his transition away from the Church of Scientology. His second book is a children's book for parents with open philosophical minds; he is currently working on an original work of creative philosophy and critique of academic esotericism. His other interests include music, art, and parenthood.

Table of Contents

Preface i
Introduction 1

Patterns of Thought 9
On Emotion 19
Life & The Universe 29
Death, Immortality & God 51
Logic & Truth 61
Ethics & Aesthetics 71
Politics & Economics 85

Introduction 95
Experiences 101
Critiques of the Lived Philosophy 123
Critiques of Criticisms 135
Plateaued Conclusions 139
Epilogue 151

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