1. An Introduction to Discretionism

An individualist philosophy, dedicated to the idea that self-growth is a moral apex, and this can only be achieved through rigid adherence to a cohesive, principle-rooted ideology.

2. The Hierarchy of Discretion

How to make the process of intellectual analysis an instinct, allowing self-actualization to become a reality.

3. The Dialectic of the Soul: The Head-Heart Dichotomy

Reason and emotion, properly balanced, play an integral role in discretion.

4. The Consummate Man

The Ideal made flesh, consummation is the end of discretion.

5. The End of the Consummate Man

What drives the Consummate Man?

6. The Archetypes of Discretionary Malpractice

The effects of failing to constrain reason and emotion to their appropriate dominions.

7. Apathy

What of the individual who disregards the philosophy of his existence?

8. Idealism, Not Ideology

The Consummate Man is driven by the Ideal. His belief in its absolute sanctity informs his emulation of it. This is the core of discretionism, meaning it is not an ideology.

9. The Individual Against Society

Discretionism means being governed by an abstract Ideal which does not exist, hoping that by doing so it will one day be brought into being. But the difference between reality and the Ideal are numerous.

10. The Producer Ethic

Eternal being is the reward of the Consummate Man. This comes in his channeling of his being into the products of his labors.


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