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Book Review: Essays (Francis Bacon)

Essays, by Francis Bacon As a frequent writer of essays I also enjoy reading the essays of others.  Indeed, this book and the approach that Francis Bacon takes in his essays is not so different from my own blogs.  Whether … Continue reading

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On The Folly Of Private Languages

The gulf between philosophers and the rest of humanity can be seen by the way that communication is a problem for philosophers and a solution for humanity in general.  For the philosopher, the platonic ideal of language must be expressed … Continue reading

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On Justified True Belief

Yesterday night while I was eating Popeye’s by myself and doing my best to practice social distancing in these dark times of Coronavirus, I was reading a book on philosophical arguments (review forthcoming) and one of the authors of the … Continue reading

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On Four Types Of Sight

For someone who is as near-sighted as I am, I dwell often on questions of sight.  As the observation of those around me, hopefully from a place of some social distance in these contagious times, is a major hobby of … Continue reading

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On The Asymmetry Of Predator Love: Part Three

So far in this series we have previously discussed the meaning of predator love as being a selfishly oriented and objectifying desire to fulfill one’s longings and hungers as well as some of the ways that this sort of love … Continue reading

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On The Asymmetry Of Predator Love: Part Two

Previously, we discussed the definition of predator love and discussed how it may be defined in general as the objectification and use of things or people as a means of gratifying one’s own hunger, longings, and desires.  In doing so … Continue reading

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On The Asymmetry Of Predator Love: Part One

It is remarkable that I know of no word in any language that deals with the phenomenon of predator-love.  Yet the phenomenon is something that we all understand at least viscerally.  Human beings are perhaps the only predatory species that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Saving The Appearances

Saving The Appearances:  A Study In Idolatry, by Owen Barfield Having never read anything by the author before, although I have long known about him as a member of the Inklings, I can see how it was that both Tolkien … Continue reading

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Objectification Is Idolatry

In recently reading a book by noted Inkling Owen Barfield, I was struck by how his clarity of thinking must have influenced his fellow Inklings into a greater respect for the thinking of the Middle Ages, although it must be … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Essays Of Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Essays Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, by Ralph Waldo Emerson In reading this book it is easy to see why Emerson was celebrated in his own day but why he has a less than stellar reputation as a philosopher in … Continue reading

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