Reading Time: 4 minutes The anti-woke education wars are a symptom of a broken community. We don’t agree about schools because we don’t agree about the value of education or about what it means to be American. This is a fraught time to be a teacher, as polarization and distrust reach into school board meetings, libraries, and classrooms. It’s […]
Platonism is vacuous
Reading Time: 3 minutes Abstract ideas are, in my humblest of opinions, the source of the most important arguments in philosophy. The ontology (the nature of the existence) of abstract objects underwrites all other philosophy from morality to mathematics, aesthetics to personhood. You can’t make serious claims about these latter ideas without first understanding the impact of the former. […]
What is transcendence?
Reading Time: 10 minutes Transcendence can mean an awful lot of things in many different contexts. But it is a word that carries some heft in philosophical and theological discussions. I have to say, though, that my opinion is that there is often equivocation going on in its usage. This entails that its meaning can shift or be unclear […]
The Stuff NOBODY Talks About in ‘This Present Darkness’ (LSP #119, Ch. 12)
Reading Time: 7 minutes In this installment, Sandy Hogan endures a conversation that literally nobody has ever had in the history of forever, all because Frank Peretti can’t move his plot along otherwise. Today, Lord Snow Presides over the horrendous dialogue in evangelical media!
The Ring of Gyges and Deterrence
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Ring of Gyges is an ancient Greek thought experiment. In simple terms: The Ring of Gyges… is a mythicalmagical artifact mentioned by the philosopher Plato in Book 2 of his Republic (2:359a–2:360d). It grants its owner the power to become invisible at will. Through the story of the ring, Republic considers whether an intelligent person would be just if they did not have to fear any bad reputation […]
The Philosophy 101 Factfile – Plato
Reading Time: 5 minutes In doing the philpapers inspired Philosophy 101 series (most recent one found here), touching on the questions asked in the largest ever survey of philosophers, I thought I would give some nice, basic factfiles explaining what some of the key philosophers have brought to the philosophical table. We hear so much about Aristotle, Plato, Hume and Descartes, […]
Awesome Philosophical 3 Minute Bites!
Reading Time: < 1 minute I came across these on my journey through You Tube today. I love them. They are great little chunks of fun, covering all the philosophical greats, including some very early Greek ones.
Philosophy 101 – Plato Factfile
Reading Time: 5 minutes In doing the philpapers inspired Philosophy 101 series (found here and here, so far), touching on the questions asked in the largest ever survey of philosophers, I thought I would give some nice, basic factfiles explaining what some of the key philosophers have brought to the philosophical table. We hear so much about Aristotle, Plato, Hume and Descartes, but who […]