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…”
We are responding to reality personally. This is unhealthy and dangerous, as demonstrated by many a Florida Man.
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.
What matters more, what should matter less, and what we spend our time, attention, money and bandwidth on changes. With Crisis Comes Clarity.
This is when we listen to a lovely rendition of Ave Maria and, in recent years, discuss what we’re giving up for Lent.
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?
Throughout the Baroque, there are many paradoxes, so many, that it could be said that paradox is a defining characteristic of it
If I were to rewrite it, I’d probably hammer on Stoicism, Early Christianity, and Judaism instead of squashing everything together.
It’s time to teach our children how to face reality, and that truth is still objective, whether you like it or not
I’m completely wrong in my conclusion, of course, but I do think that there is a nut of something worth exploring about religion in the middle parts
Questioning the work of Haidt work on how liberals fail to understand conservatives and how conservatives very much understand liberals.
Logical Positivism made a valiant attempt to create a perfect philosophical language: a language with no emotive content whatsoever
A recurring subject is the nature of intelligence. What makes a person smart? These are people that consider and argue.
It seems that the role of revelation in religious epistemology is to pick up where the a priori leaves off, by giving experiences that are self-justified and can provide a foundation for other beliefs
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.”
I present to you Obsolete Philosophy. To kick us off, comparing Marx’s Utopia with Nietzsche’s… whatever it is that Nietzsche saw coming.
Developing virtues should be a prerequisite to political engagement and are vastly more important than jumping into any ‘culture war’ battle