"...as long as the majority doubts, discussion proceeds, but as soon as it has, irrevocably, rendered its decision, everyone keeps quiet, and both friends and enemies of the decision seem to rally in unison to its cause."
On the ultimately cultural importance of Anaximander's cosmological notion of the apeiron, the unlimited.
A few remarks regarding the unfortunate coupling of feminism with postmodernism
Having established the importance of the qualities of an object, one may begin to understand the concept of identity.
Some Brief Applied Philosophy on the Public Reaction to the Recent Islamic Barbarism
A look at the primary and, especially, secondary qualities of phenomena, which are important for us to understand if we wish to remain spiritually whole human beings.
Taking a cue from the last post, this one deals with the narrow and broad view of any object that are both necessary if that object is to be properly understood. It is the unity of the world of science and the world of life in all its immediacy.
A few remarks on the historical importance of religion to society, even for the non-believer.
A few old thoughts of mine on one of the reasons that music enjoys a position quite separate from the other art forms.
Political science, one of philosophy's daughters, follows naturally from ethics, and upon having discussed certain issues of morality I now wish to establish a philosophical cornerstone of our open, Western society.
In this post I discuss moral universalism and explain the problems of the one of its subcategories that is especially popular nowadays.
Here I offer a few thoughts on the shaky foundation of our moral judgments, and on why many of us are more god-fearing than we think.
Having rejected positivism and historicism in the two previous posts, I now conclude the topic with something of a synthesis of these two positions.
Since the last post spoke ill of positivism, it is now time to explain why its opposite, historicism, is also to be rejected.
This text is a rebuttal of parts of a speech delivered by a president of the Royal Irish Academy on issues concerning the utility of research and the role of the humanities in our society.
The concluding part of my final address to my philosophy students in Paris last year, that dealt with free will and the Greek way.
This is an essay I wrote a few years ago, describing two types of cultural decadence and the historical circumstances under which they develop.