This blog post will be another of my explorations of metaphors about life. So, let me cook up something for you and feed your brain. I have all sorts of things stewing in the back of my mind. I will just have to be careful I do not cook my brains on metaphors. So, in … More Can You Cook Yourself through Life?
First, the description I will give of the ethics of care is based on my own development of it. My familiarity of the literature on this type of ethical theory is limited. I have only came across it here and there, and also in an introductory book on ethics I read within the past year. … More What Is and What Can Be Done with the Ethics of Care?
Technically, the answer to the title question is no. After all “false” is in almost every one of the definitions for “lie” both as a noun and as a verb that you will find in any dictionary. But, what about dishonesty? Is it always an act of dishonesty when you lie? So, this is what … More Is a Lie Ever True?
Well, you should be. Yeah, Eve. She just might be the most courageous person in all the Bible even if she is a fictional character. This is if you deem intellectual courage as a form of courage; although, it was also a form of physical courage because of the sentence of death that was held … More Are You a Fan of Eve?
Romanticism’s main objective is to find the Absolute, which is thought of as a spiritual entity. In its basic approach it is that feelings and emotions are the key to the understanding of a thing (especially the Absolute). It values imagination and discounts reason. It wants to eject rules and conventional thinking. Passion might be … More How Does Romanticism Fit in with the Rest of Philosophy?
Okay, some would say, “I have lost my mind (literally) to even ask this question.” Or, when you hear my conclusion, “He has gone mad—mad as a hatter (Alice in Wonderland stuff). Why would I even question what seems so obvious—that do we have minds? For one, nobody has ever seen a mind. And two, … More Do We Have Minds?
It depends on who you ask. To the fundamentalist religion defines what is true, and science can only be true if it aligns with religious truth (or at least does not contradict it). To the atheist religion is false, and science is the best way to discover the truth. Then, there are the mixed types, … More Are Religion and Science Compatible?
My first blog post on weirdness in the natural world focused on quantum physics (What Is All The Weirdness About?). This post will focus on the weirdness I see in the biological world. The way I see it, there is plenty of weirdness in this realm of the world. This should not seem so strange … More Is There More Weirdness About?
This is going to be another ethical post. I will explore the role that niceness can or could have in acting morally. The goal will be to answer the title question, and if it is not enough can it at least play a central role, and what else might be required. I think of niceness … More Is Niceness Enough?
Does this question seem weird? What can philosophy and poetry share or have in common. For one thing they can both utilize metaphors, admittedly in different ways and to express different things. So, is this metaphor—philosophy is poetry—useful in any way? As a starter I decided to look at my definitions of philosophy and poetry … More Is Philosophy Poetry?