(It is unusual for me to read a book like this, but I wanted to understand the origins of Kazantzakis’ rejection of hope. What I found therein was some of the most poetic imagery I have ever encountered. I discovered a heart longing for truth and meaning and a voice that spoke to me from beyond the grave.) Continue reading Kazantzakis: “The Saviors of God”
by Sylvia Jane Wojcik
Manifestations of imagination and creativity we commonly call “art” are all around us—not just as the drawings, paintings, and sculptures we associate with museums but also as performance (of plays, music, and movies) and composition (of poetry, music, stories, and novels). Continue reading It’s Interesting but Is It Art?
In a previous post, I promised to discuss two great ideas—truth and justice. A lifetime of study wouldn’t suffice to properly discuss these two ideas, but I wanted to offer something. Continue reading Truth & Justice
Having taught medical ethics for more than a decade, I have spent some time reading, thinking and writing about the subject. In 1994 I published a piece called, “Worse Off Alive: Reply to Garcia” in the American Philosophical Association’s Continue reading Better Off Dead?
David Hume died August 25, 1776. Diarist and biographer James Boswell saw Hume a few weeks before his death, which was from some form of abdominal cancer. Hume told him he sincerely believed it a “most unreasonable fancy” that there might be life after death … Continue reading Adam Smith on David Hume