Monthly Archives: December 2019

Personal Reflections at the end of 2019

British calendar, 1851, Metropolitan Museum of Art

There are many thoughts that pass through my mind in the course of a day or week.  Many necessitate a book-length analysis to do justice to them, but that I won’t do! Instead, let me briefly mention a few of the things that I have recently pondered. Continue reading Personal Reflections at the end of 2019

Summary of Spinoza’s Philosophy

Statue of Spinoza in Amersterdam

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Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) is best known for identifying God with Nature. He does not see God as the transcendent creator of the world. Rather, he views him as the same as Nature itself. Continue reading Summary of Spinoza’s Philosophy

“Impeachment as a struggle to save democracy — from the pathological cult of Donald Trump”

Paul Rosenberg  recently wrote one of the most frightening articles about the political situation in the USA that I’ve read, “Impeachment as a struggle to save democracy — from the pathological cult of Donald Trump.” Its main theme is that “History shows how democracy can give way to “pathocracy” ruled by disordered individuals.” Continue reading “Impeachment as a struggle to save democracy — from the pathological cult of Donald Trump”

Conservatives & Higher Education

“I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace.” ~ Baruch Spinoza

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In “As Basic Science is Politicized, Conservatives Become Suspicious of Higher Ed,” Dr. Darrell Arnold recently shared his experience discussing basic scientific truths in his college philosophy classes. Continue reading Conservatives & Higher Education