On first reflection, time does seem to pass more quickly as we age. I’m 67, and time seems to go faster now than when I was younger. As a child a day in school seemed to take forever, but so too did summer vacation. As an old professor, a school year seems to fly by. When I was a kid I thought something twenty years ago was prehistoric, now twenty years ago was 2002. And 2002 seems downright futuristic compared to the 1960s I remember.
Continue reading Does Time Seem To Go Faster As We Age?
William Ernest Henley (1849 – 1903)
William Ernest Henley had a difficult life. His family was poor, his father died when he was young, and at age twelve tuberculosis necessitated the amputation of one of his legs below the knee. Continue reading Free Will and Henley’s “Invictus”
“Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.” Continue reading Marcus Aurelius: Life is Brief
(Note. This was prepared for my students on the spur of the moment many years ago. Over 200 years of philosophy in 2 pages!) Continue reading Descartes to Kant in Two Pages
The Death of Socrates, by Jacques-Louis David (1787)
Dan Brock says his essay, “Voluntary Active Euthanasia,” discusses voluntary active euthanasia in cases “where the motive of those who perform it is to respect the wishes of the patient and to provide the patient with a “good death…” Continue reading “Voluntary Active Euthanasia”