Category: Philosophy

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On the Cusp of Wisdom

I’ll soon be among the rod and creel magi interjecting into other people’s conversations, with my far-off view, insights that begin with “Y’know, sometimes…”

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The Bridge To Reality

We are responding to reality personally. This is unhealthy and dangerous, as demonstrated by many a Florida Man.

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Thoughts On Wisdom

To earn wisdom, you have to have an acquaintance with foolishness, You have to have harbored some regret, some embarrassment, some envy, lust and rage.

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With Crisis Comes Clarity

What matters more, what should matter less, and what we spend our time, attention, money and bandwidth on changes. With Crisis Comes Clarity.

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Lent!

This is when we listen to a lovely rendition of Ave Maria and, in recent years, discuss what we’re giving up for Lent.

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Obsolete Philosophy: The Senior Thesis on Theodicy

I’m mostly struck by the whole “I read a book. Then I read another book. Then I read another book. Then I read another book” thing that it’s got going on. Would I write this paper differently today?

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Make Truth Self-Evident Again

It’s time to teach our children how to face reality, and that truth is still objective, whether you like it or not

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How Do You Define Intelligence?

A recurring subject is the nature of intelligence. What makes a person smart? These are people that consider and argue.

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Eudoxos & Tapeinōtos: A Fable

A fable by Bryan O’Nolan: “You have lived in a land of wonder. I have had every error, every fault, written indelibly upon my name.”

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In Defense of the Middlebrow

Why does the middlebrow matter? Who cares what a Jane or John Doe has to say about the Great Books or politics? The answer is obvious…