Tagged: Philosophy

Heavy-Duty Philosophy Quotes

Who thinks philosophy should be easy to understand? How intelligible is true reality? The following randomly selected quotes demonstrate how complicated philosophical language can be. Language is deeply woven into...

Hegel Glossary

It is extremely useful to have access to a guide to Hegel’s philosophical terminology. The glossary below is drawn from the following sources: M. [easyazon_link identifier=”0631175334″ locale=”US” tag=”mainacademicsite-20″]Inwood’s A Hegel...

Nietzsche: A look back.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is one of the most important philosophers of the last 200 years. He foresaw the downfall of Europe, even though he died in 1900, and he influenced...

Philosophy Timeline

The following list is a work in progress, and includes only Western thinkers. The Project Gutenberg text collection also has a good timeline of Eastern philosophy. CLASSICAL PHILOSOPHERS  600-500 BCE...

Reason and Arguments

This article will introduce the plural to the monumental concept of rationality. Rather than treating it as a fixed noun, I suggest we should contextualize “reason” and look at propositions...

My Papers

The essays in this section address philosophical questions that have interested me for a long time. The philosophy and psychology of religion, The relationship between thinking and reality, The nature...

Platon’s dialogue “Phaidon,” 64a

Socrates to Simmias: “Other people are likely not aware that those who pursue philosophy right study nothing but dying and being dead. Now if this is true, it would be absurd to be eager for this all their lives, and then to be troubled when that came for which they had all along been eagerly practicing.

Subject, Ego, Person

This short essay, written in August and September 2001, could also be entitled “The Religious Roots of  Our Concept of the Person.” I argue that: we need to make a...