Last night I watched “Spotlight,” one of the finest films I’ve seen in years.
The film follows The Boston Globe‘s “Spotlight” team, the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative journalist unit in the United States,” and its investigation into cases of widespread and systemic child sex abuse in the Boston area by numerous Roman Catholic priests. Continue reading The Movie “Spotlight”: Philosophical Reflections
I received a correspondence from a reader who wonders about “the triumph of judgment over spontaneity as we emerge from childhood into adulthood and the consequent obstacle it poses for living in psychic comfort.” Continue reading Skepticism and the Meaning of Life
Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth – more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible; thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. ~ Bertrand Russell Continue reading Bertrand Russell on Fearing Thought