The Atlantic recently published a short bit on “What Philosophers Do.” Thinking about the students that have passed through Greg, Ilsup’s and my classes over the years, I do wonder . . . what are they all doing? From what … Continue reading
In Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, we consider the arguments of Francis Fukuyama. The discussion is still present in the press. Here is the latest: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/09/its-still-not-the-end-of-history-francis-fukuyama/379394/
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
Vincent Harding, d. May 19, 2014 This is an interview with Vincent Harding, who wrote the first draft of “Beyond Vietnam”
Writing is like hunting…. Donald Miller is putting some interesting work out. Here is a provocative article, written by Steve Moakler, on writing and hunting.
Philosophy as Abstract Art…. Here are some variations on the theme of our bulletin board.
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
At a recent philosophy student gathering, we overheard one practical minded comment. “Well, my parents asked me, what can you do with a philosophy degree other than teach and write?” Well, we’re gald you asked. Philosophy does indeed prepare you to teach … 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