Tag Archives: philosophy

I (heart) Religion

Imbolc                               Waning Bridget Moon Some people like NASCAR, others quilting, some the middle ages, some middle age.  Tastes and attractions vary for often indiscernible reasons.  Me, I like religions.  Most of them anyhow.  Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Shinto, Taoism, … Continue reading

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Still Examining

Imbolc                                                        Waxing Bridgit Moon Greg Membres, my Latin tutor, recommended a film, The Examined Life.  You may have seen it already since it was made in 2008, but it’s a powerful introduction to some fundamental philosophical questions like ethics, the … Continue reading

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An Ancientrail, Still Traveled

Samhain                                                  Waxing Thanksgiving Moon Tracking down a quote from a Mary Oliver book led me to Plato and to his Symposium, in particular a portion dedicated to the mysteries of love.  It reminded me of my initial excitement in studying … Continue reading

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Oh, You’re So Pragmatic.

Summer                                    Full Strawberry Moon “My experience is what I agree to attend to.” – William James Pragmatism and pragmatists are an original American (US) contribution to the history of Western philosophy.  Since I can’t get my hands around it well, … Continue reading

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Worlds Opening Up

Imbolc                                     Waning Wild Moon On the way into St. Paul tonight I listened to lectures on Epicureanism, Stoicism and Skepticism.  These were especially relevant and resonant for me since Latin is the native language of many who took them up, … Continue reading

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Pragmatically Speaking

Imbolc                                     Full Wild Moon “Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” – William James William James helped found and expand the American philosophical tradition of Pragmatism.  This is not … Continue reading

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