AUTHOR IN BRIEF

Author Stephen Edward Seadler:  Philosopher * | Columbia College graduate and University post-graduate in Physics and Philosophy.  Army WWII.  Golden Gloves via Police Athletic League, NYC (188lbs, 6’1″, Class: Unlimited. Despite his winning an incredible fight, coach urged him to quit to avoid Floyd Paterson. Did. Hence still alive to write this website). 

Taught World Politics for a University of Chicago and Ford Foundation institute: The American Foundation for Political Education, at Time Inc, Sarah Lawrence College, The English-Speaking Union (founded by the Queen), and Iowa State Penitentiary (in evenings after work as Marketing Research Director, Chairman  of Corporate Forecasting Committe, and member of Long-Range Planning Committee at Sheaffer Pen), among others.  Advertising & Publicity Director, Fort Madison (Ia) Tri-State Rodeo (a Top Ten). Engineer on an Air Force angle-of-attack fire control computer, Navy picket-ship radars, and other defense systems.  Internationally recognized writer and speaker on Defenses of Peace, his new international security softpower system.

Member:  The American Physical Society, The New York Academy of Sciences, The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Union of Concerned Scientists, West Point Society of New Jersey, Naval Intelligence Professionals. 

Was Guest Scholar at Princeton University for six years while working on his magnum opus, PRINCIPIA IDEOLOGICA: A Treatise On Combatting Human Malignance. 

Student in Quantum Theory, Special and General Theories of Relativity, and Cosmology, George Washington University, under the late great George Gamow, major author of the Big Bang Cosmology. 

Created and developed the new field of Ideologics (eye’ dee oh low’ jics) and its mathematical formulation, Ideotopology.  A major and detailed example of the principles and applications of Ideologics is provided by Seadler’s Statement in the published U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearings On The SALT II Treaty, Part 4, September 1979, beginning on page 504.  Author also of website MELOS at http://melos.us

Listed:  In biographical reference works in the US, Europe and Asia.  Was listed in Marquis Who’s Whos for 35 years — including Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in American Education — until his break with Marquis’ new crew in 2008 for excising reference to the Big Bang, which they seem to have confused with a sexual event.

More background on this writer is provided in the Page AUTHOR’S SAGA at the end of this website. 

*NOTE:  Seadler is a ‘Philosopher’ in the following sense:  The great British astronomer Sir James Jeans wrote a book entitled PHYSICS AND PHILOSOPHY.  The great British mathematician and philosopher Sir Bertrand Russell wrote a book entitled PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICS.  That is, ‘politics’ not in the everyday partisan sense, but in the much larger sense of polity, of governance.  It is most significant that the two works are joined on the word PHILOSOPHY, thus forming the construct PHYSICS PHILOSOPHY POLITICS.  It is in that sense that Seadler is fundamentally a PHILOSOPHER.  That inherently embraces the classical sense of Philosopher extending back to the ancients, such as Heraclitus, Plato, Aristotle, and on up to the moderns.  As an undergraduate he already considered himself a philosopher, and all of his works have been strongly philosophical. Furthermore, he majored in Physics as the fundamental source of all genuine knowledge, which focus he continued in his graduate work in Physics and Physical Cosmology, and he remains a member of the American Physical Society.  His concern during the World War II and III (aka ‘Cold War’) Eras was ‘Political Philosopy’ in general, and with Fascism, Naziism, Communism, and Shinto-Tanakaism (his term) in particular. Later on he learned the term ‘Ideology’ within Political Philosophy, focused on that, and created the field ‘Ideologics’ (EYE dee oh LOW jics) with which to study political philosophies, assess the validity of alleged ‘knowledge’ and ideas, and combat malignant ideologies.  Hence this website.   

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Favorite Music:  

Mass In B Minor, Johan Sebastian Bach.  “The greatest musical work of art of all times and nations.” — Music publisher Hans Georg Nagel, 1818.  Of note: the concluding chorus, ‘Dona nobis pacem’ (Give us peace)

Mozart’s Requiem

Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘The Emperor’

Antonin Dvorak’s Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in B Minor, op 104.

Beethoven’s Symphony No. IX  — one of the greatest, if not the greatest, work of art ever created by a hominid on planet Earth.  Especially as performed on Christmas Day 1989, six weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall, in the historic Berlin Celebration Concert in celebration of that event, in the Schauspielhaus in the former East Berlin by members of symphony orchestras and whole choruses from many different countries, conducted as well as largely organized by Leonard Bernstein. Of widely memorable note was Bernstein having the choruses and soloists substitute the word ‘Freiheit’ (Freedom) for Schiller’s word ‘Freude’ (Joy), so that the Fourth Movement of the Symphony became ‘Ode to Freedom.’  Historians say that Schiller wanted to use Freiheit but couldn’t because of political considerations. The concert was conveyed to the huge audience that filled the plaza outside, and broadcast worldwide.  Above all, the performance was beyond description magnificent, and all told, the event was, to this writer’s knowledge and perception, the greatest, highest instance of hominid creativity and art, the pinnacle of civilization. 

Verdi’s Requiem, especially as performed by Maestro Jason C. Tramm, The New Jersey State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, and the international quartet of soloists, at The Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, on the night of November 19, 2009.   

Theme Poems:  Arthur O’Shaughnessy’s Ode.

                         Tennyson’s Ozymandias

Theme Quotes:  

Here in the city of Vienna, I one day tore myself loose from the entire circle of my life, from all my acquaintances and all my friends, and, as a lonely man, stood up for what I considered right.  I do not feel a need for a majority.  I need only be in harmony with my own conviction.  Then I am content even if no dog accept a piece of bread from me.”  — Theodor Herzl

“Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.”  — Old Testament, Proverb 23.9

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”  — Old Testament, Proverb 29.18

“In the beginning was the Word [Logos].” — New Testament, John 1.1

Theme Mottos:        sic transit gloria mundi

                               sic semper tyrannis

                              Mens   Scientia   Amor   

 

 

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