Monthly Archives: October 2018

A Philosopher’s Lifelong Search for Meaning – Preface

… continued from The Table of Contents

All my life I struggled to stretch my mind to the breaking point, until it began to creak, in order to create a great thought which might be able to give a new meaning to life, a new meaning to death, and to console [humanity]. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis
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The Presocratics

"The School of Athens" by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino.jpg  The School of Athens fresco by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael

© Darrell Arnold Ph.D.– (Reprinted with Permission)
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The earliest Greek philosophers are typically known as “Presocratic” philosophers. Yet this designation as “Presocratic” first was explicitly used in the 18th century as historians of philosophy attempted to re-catalog the discipline’s past. Continue reading The Presocratics

PBS Frontline “Trump’s Showdown”

Michael Kirk is a documentary filmmaker and partial creator of the PBS show Frontline

Last night I watched the new PBS Frontline “Trump’s Showdown.” It was the sixth film in this anthology from Frontline filmmaker Michael Kirk. Other films include Trump’s strategy for wresting power from the Republican establishment (“Divided States of America“) and muscling his way into the Oval Office (“Trump’s Takeover”), to what his surrogate represents (“Bannon’s War”) to our susceptibility to Russian influence (“Putin’s Revenge”) and more. Continue reading PBS Frontline “Trump’s Showdown”