A mother asked me about her child who has been professionally diagnosed with mild autism.1 She was particularly upset about the little boy’s fear of strangers at the playground.
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(Note. I first published this piece exactly one year ago. Since the pandemic continues, I thought it worth a reprint.) Albert Camus (1913 – 1960) was a French author and philosopher who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. His novel The Plague has recently garnered much worldwide attention due to the pandemic of 2020. As a philosopher familiar with Camus’ thought, I’d like to highlight the book’s main philosophical themes. But first a very brief plot summary.
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In 1932, at age 60, Bertrand Russell penned a provocative essay, “In Praise of Idleness.” Russell begins,
… I was brought up on the saying: ‘Satan finds some mischief for idle hands to do.’ Continue reading Russell: In Praise of Idleness