I recently became aware of a new book, Wellsprings of Work: Surprising Sources of Meaning and Motivation in Work. The book was written by Samuel Halpern, whose nearly 50-year career in investing and lawyering brings a unique perspective to finding meaning and motivation in work.
I recently discovered several superb, low-cost study guides on the classics of philosophy. They are authored by Laurence Houlgate, Ph.D., who is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where he was a beloved colleague and teacher. He wrote the guides after his retirement in order to keep a promise … Continue reading Philosophy Study Guides – by Professor Laurence Houlgate
Michael Ruse (1940 – ) is a philosopher of science who specializes in the philosophy of biology, the relationship between science and religion, the creation-evolution controversy, and the demarcation problem within science.
I recently read Yuval Harari’s extraordinarily astute piece, Why Fiction Trumps Truth, in the New York Times. Harari is an Israeli historian, philosopher and author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. Here is his opening paragraph:
The first poem I ever committed to memory was Robert Frost’s, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. I first encountered it as a sophomore in high school almost 50 years ago,