New to philosophy? Wondering whether you’ll be able to connect with the likes of Plato, Aristotle, Diogenes? Well, popular writer and philosophy Ph.D, Mark Vernon, has put together a nice website to introduce people to ancient philosophy and the basic … Continue reading
“The more one suffers, the more sense, I believe, one gains for the comic. Only by the most profound suffering, does one gain real competence in the comic.” – Soren Kierkegaard, Stages on Life’s Way “Instead of sorrow, you choose … Continue reading
A couple years ago at North Park, philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff visited our campus. He addressed the question, “What is the role of art in peacemaking?” In the same year, professional peace-builder and intercultural mediator David Anderson Hooker came to campus … Continue reading
Over the next couple of weeks in Philosophy of Art, we are doing an intense philosophical exploration of perception with philosopher Alva Noë as our guide. Using his recent book Varieties of Presence, we are considering how perception is an … Continue reading
In the spirit of the previous post on the attempt to give a quantitative score to a person’s wisdom, it was only inevitable that someone would design an app for helping us make moral decisions. Though the “app” still requires … Continue reading
Philosophia is the love of wisdom. But how can we come to love what we don’t know yet, and how can we come to know anything, if we don’t already know what we are looking for. Maybe wisdom is, thus, … Continue reading
In preparation for our students’ visit to, and Greg’s participation in, the Society of Christian Philosophers meeting later this month, I encourage our students to read a recent interview with one of the speakers at the upcoming conference: Alvin Plantiga. … Continue reading
Ah, the good old days!
This Monday, we might say, was the saint day of Martin Luther King Jr. When I was a child at North Park Covenant Church, just down the block, there was a period when our pastor would preach to us that … Continue reading
Our Philosophy of Technology students are starting some of their first posts on their blog. Here’s a good quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. posted by Ben Rico. What MLK had to say about technology..