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About This Site
OurBetterSelves.com is a collection of thought and essay on specific topical issues by Philosopher and New York Times-cited and quoted writer Vincent Frank De Benedetto. Topics treated are those generally taken from the headlines. Some essays are actually germs, brief and yet-developed. The companion site to OUR BETTER SELVES is THE BEST OF WORLD CULTURE.
Mr. De Benedetto is also a Neologist (creator of new words), Musician, Agape Master, Health Educator, former Leafblower & Community Relations Expert at Noise Free America, a national anti-noise organization, and a continuing family Caregiver.
In support of what Mr. De Benedetto terms "The New Science of Agape," and defines as a new discipline or division within Social Science, he is developing the seminal work LOVE ETHIC: the Ancient Principle of Brotherly Love, the Most Powerful Force Available to Humankind. Other principal projects include Brotherhood of Man, The Agape Order, and the politico-musical project Message of Hope, as well as Keys to Good Health, featuring the most powerful health analysis available, and the anti-terror portal 110Again.org, mentioned and quoted by The New York Times.
Mr. De Benedetto is also the author of NOISE: Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide, the anti-Noise, anti-Leafblower Handbook.
Most of Mr. De Benedetto's projects are listed at De Benedetto Arts.
The tripartite conceptual ground for all of Mr. De Benedetto's work is 1.) Agape (uh gop' ay), the principle of brotherly love, 2.) the apparent zoological and anthropological reality, and related moral or socio-existential assertions, that all human beings are brothers and sisters in one human family, and, 3.) the proposed political expression of both of these ideas: the notion of a classless, moneyless, needs-based, love-oriented (C.M.N.L.) socio-economic system--the Brotherhood of Man.
Mr. De Benedetto holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Seton Hall University.
Look to this digital space for occasional new pieces, and updates to existing pieces.
Contact him at onehumanfamily @ fastmail.net.
Pronounciation: uh gop' ayuh rhymes with DUH gop rhymes with POP
ay rhymes with DAY
Agape is Brotherly Love, in the language of Greek philosophy, the subject of LOVE ETHIC and much of Mr. De Benedetto's work, and the general basis for his mode of living. An Agape Master is an individual engaged in a serious, often lifetime study and/or practice of Agape, that is usually considered so substantive that such persons are considered more than proficient enough to assume the role of teacher. They are also considered generally far more advanced than others, even most of those engaged in similar study or practice.
Mr. De Benedetto's unique mastery also includes development of a body of original scholarship in Agape, a discipline and subject of study that Mr. De Benedetto terms "The New Science of Agape," and asserts as the bleeding-edge of social science, far more important than any other area of social, or indeed physical, science.
This original scholarship is under continuing development and, indeed, comprises the starting content of his book LOVE ETHIC.
Learn the Issues
In contrast to OurBetterSelves.com (this site), at the Learn the Issues section of the Brotherhood of Man website I offer not essay or opinion on daily headline issues, but formal deconstruction and analysis of those general mainstay or anchor topics of permanent concern, such as unemployment, low wages, poverty, homelessness, health care, addiction, obesity, bigotry, children, commercialism, stress, and others.
All content on this website Copyright © 2017 Vincent Frank De Benedetto, including original ideas, concepts, and terminology. Please attribute fully -- my copyright is strictly enforced.
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