“So without in any way condemning
or scorning any man’s beliefs, Scientology
arose from the ashes of a spiritless science and
again asked—and answered—the eternal questions.”

—L. Ron Hubbard

Photograph by L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard
Articles & Essays

Presented here is a selection of L. Ron Hubbard articles wherein he details his own philosophy and his remarkable journey to the founding of Dianetics and Scientology.

As a word of introduction, however, let us first define philosophy as Mr. Hubbard did—a love or pursuit of wisdom, traditionally embracing all grand quests for truth—and so consider his work as standing in the oldest philosophic tradition, extending back to at least the dawn of religious thought.

My Philosophy

Dating from January 1965, “My Philosophy,” has been described as the definitive L. Ron Hubbard statement on his philosophic stance.

The subject of philosophy is very ancient. The word means “the love, study or pursuit of wisdom, or of knowledge of things and their causes, whether theoretical or practical.”

All we know of science or of religion comes from philosophy....

A Summary on Scientology for Scientists

Written in January 1969, “A Summary on Scientology for Scientists” provides an overview of not only the difficulties in scientific research as applied to the humanities, but how L. Ron Hubbard overcame these to develop Scientology.

For about thirty-eight years at this writing (1969), I have been engaged upon basic research into life and the humanities....

Philosophy Wins After 2,000 Years

In what amounts to a definitive statement of Scientology’s place within the tradition of philosophy comes L. Ron Hubbard’s “Philosophy Wins After 2,000 Years.” Written in late February 1966, it is an acknowledgment to those he viewed as legitimate predecessors of Dianetics and Scientology, in particular Greek philosophers Aristotle, Socrates, Plato and Euclid.

Philosophy did not die with Ancient Greece.

Out of the Natural Philosophy of those times came science....

Scientology Answers

Authored as a companion piece to “Philosophy Wins After 2,000 Years,” Mr. Hubbard’s 1966 “Scientology Answers” presents a vista of freedom quite beyond what philosophers of old imagined possible.

Man has asked a great many questions about himself.

Such questions are “Who am I?” “Where do I come from?” “What is Death?” “Is there a Hereafter?”...

What is Greatness?

Conflict or tolerance, cooperation or opposition, love or hate, such are the questions of both daily living and international affairs. In this article dating from the spring of 1966, Mr. Hubbard addresses the question: When subjected to hatred, what then is the answer to one’s own happiness?

The hardest task one can have is to continue to love his fellows despite all reasons he should not.

And the true sign of sanity and greatness is to so continue....