More On Perspective. Was Plato a Pompous Ass?

Years ago, back in the Stone Age, back when we believed in boys and girls, I presented a paper to my college classic philosophy class. It was for a kind of colloquium and several of us were presenting different views of Plato and feminism. I don't remember a word that I wrote but remember that … Continue reading More On Perspective. Was Plato a Pompous Ass?

Who made Trump? You. And me. 

Regular readers know that I subscribe to the philosophy that history is rarely made by great men and women. Instead, history is more typically the culmination of decades or centuries of day-to-day decisions made in day-to-day scenarios by people living out their day-to-day lives. These decisions ebb and flow through culture until reaching a kind … Continue reading Who made Trump? You. And me. 

The consistency of morals

I've recently written a couple of short blurbs about how our sense of right and wrong develops from nature. This is extraordinarily unsatisfying and offensive to many people. They want to know how we avoid moral pandemonium without a set of rules about right and wrong that come from on high. This is a different question … Continue reading The consistency of morals

Curiosity and its rights and wrongs

I've never thought much about the rights and wrongs of curiosity. I've never thought about whether or not there were such things. I've never been curious enough, I suppose. I've accepted curiosity a priori as one of the most joyful traits of being alive and sentient. I didn't know that there are people who argue … Continue reading Curiosity and its rights and wrongs

C’mon folks – Slow down with a cool watch and an observation

A hippie hangover It’s no secret that I have a little bit of a hippie hangover. My wife does her best to scrape it off and dress me presentably but sometimes it still peeks out. This partly explains my fascination with the philosophy of slow. I live a pretty busy and technologically inclined life. I … Continue reading C’mon folks – Slow down with a cool watch and an observation