Category Archives: Philosophy

The Sudden Walk, by Franz Kafka

The Sudden Walk by Franz Kafka In the evening, when you seem to have definitely resolved to stay home, have put on your housecoat, are sitting at a lighted table after dinner and have undertaken some type of worker game, … Continue reading

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The emaciated mind

I hate this. I hate the rapid pulse, the lump in my throat, the muted sounds, the shortness of breath, and the burning feeling in my eyes. I truly, fully hate this- in every manifestation of hate that is currently … Continue reading

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Hope and Grief

How do people deal with grief? More specifically, how does grief ever get “properly” dealt with? We all hear that time heals all wounds, and that God has a plan, but when you’re in the midst of a profound loss, … Continue reading

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Ultimate love

Let’s have a quick thought experiment. Think about love. What makes it profound? What makes it worthwhile? What makes one love more significant, or, dare I say, real, than other kinds of love? People often say, “You can’t love a … Continue reading

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Frederick William Robertson and My Favorite Quote

It is an awful moment when the soul begins to find that the props upon which it has blindly rested are, many of them, rotten, and begins to suspect them all; when it begins to feel the nothingness of many … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Faith and Induction

If the problem of induction tells us that we are not justified in establishing law-like relations in science, then upon what do we base our certainty that the sun will “rise” tomorrow, or that magnetic poles of opposite charge will … Continue reading

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Convincing? I don’t think so! (There’s irony afoot…)

Music playing at the moment: Moonface (w/Siinai)- “Quickfire, I Tried” – Heartbreaking Bravery – Jagjaguwar (2012). http://moonface.ca/ (Skip ahead to the squiggles to get right to the purpose of the post if you don’t give a shit about all this…) … Continue reading

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Further consideration on “Tolstoy’s Choice”

Dear Philosophers, I’ve been thinking a lot about the “choice” presented by Tolstoy in My Confession. I am presently stuck with the position that there really is no answer that has especially strong justification. Here’s the puzzle for which I … Continue reading

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Protected: The I-Search Adventure

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A conversation between my professor and I…

Fellow Philosophers, So as I adjust to a very diminished work load, and actually have some time to tend to various obligations that have been put off for some months, I have recently begun my study of “life’s meaning” in … Continue reading

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