Moral Equivalency and Stopping at Stop Signs

In my ethics class, I would ask, “Do you suppose that driving would be safe if no one stopped at stop signs?”  They would quickly answer that driving under such circumstances would not be safe.  I agreed.  However, living in a world where “X = not-X” is to live in such a world.  Meaning becomesContinue reading “Moral Equivalency and Stopping at Stop Signs”

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Are They the same?

We live in a world where all too often politics divides us more than unite us. If this division sparks a useful debate, it is helpful. But when it furthers the divide, which breeds hate, we have a problem. Perhaps it is by understanding the relationship between rhetoric and reality that we find the wisdomContinue reading “Rhetoric vs. Reality: Are They the same?”

Loving a Façade: The Powerful Deception of Abuse

A human being is spirit. But what is spirit? Spirit is the self. But what is the self? The self is a relation that relates itself to itself or is the relation’s relating itself to itself in the relation; the self is not the relation but is the relation’s relating itself to itself. A humanContinue reading “Loving a Façade: The Powerful Deception of Abuse”

Leading the Pais (Child): A Discourse on Pedagogy

Pedagogy comes from two Greek words meaning “child” (pais) and “leader” (agōgos) from the verb “to lead” (agein). Thinker: Pedagogy.  Sophist: Say what?  Thinker: Pedagogy.  Sophist: I know, I know.  I heard you the first time.  What the hell is that? Thinker: Have you gone to school? Sophist: Well yea.  Can’t say that I likedContinue reading “Leading the Pais (Child): A Discourse on Pedagogy”

Overview of This Blog

Philosophy, theology, justice.  Has there ever been a time that these three topics have not been intertwined?  From its very inception, western philosophy has been interested in the religious and mythological claims of human beings.  From Thales to Heraclitus, from Plato to Aristotle and from Stoicism to Neo-Platonism, philosophers have entertained the notion of divinityContinue reading “Overview of This Blog”