Monthly Archives: June 2019

Review of Lewis Vaughn’s “Star Map: A Journey of Faith, Doubt, and Meaning

Statue of Spinoza, near his house on the Paviljoensgracht in The Hague.

“These [religious ideas] are given out as teachings, are not precipitates of experience or end-results of thinking: they are illusions, fullfilments of the oldest, strongest and most urgent wishes of mankind.” Continue reading Review of Lewis Vaughn’s “Star Map: A Journey of Faith, Doubt, and Meaning

Mr. Daniel Gray, Bachelor of Arts, The University of Washington

Mr. Daniel Gray, B.A. History, 2019, The University of Washington

I taught university philosophy at various institutions for thirty years from 1987 – 2017. In that time I had between 8,000 and 10,000 students. Of all those students I only remember about 25 of them really well. Continue reading Mr. Daniel Gray, Bachelor of Arts, The University of Washington

Ancient Process Philosophers

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Heraclitus                                                               Laozi                                  Buddha

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Heraclitus and Laozi can be viewed as the earliest representatives of what we can call process philosophy. Continue reading Ancient Process Philosophers

The Basics of Process Philosophy

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Alfred North Whitehead (1861 – 1947)

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https://darrellarnold.com/2018/02/06/process-philosophies-1/

There is a strong tendency to overlook process and to think we simply live in world full of separate things. We use nouns, which indicate some kind of stable entities — what in the philosophical tradition have been called “substances.” Continue reading The Basics of Process Philosophy

Is There A Divine Plan?

The front ends of two vehicles after an accident

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https://darrellarnold.com/2018/10/05/jesus-and-car-crashes/

“Jesus And Car Wrecks”

I was recently in a car accident. It was a serious one in which I suffered a broken rib, a broken collarbone, a fractured ankle, stitches on my right wrist and right hand, and stitches from the tip of my nose to the top and along the bridge of my nose to my eyebrows. Continue reading Is There A Divine Plan?