Is a Lie Ever True?

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?

How Does Romanticism Fit in with the Rest of Philosophy?

    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?

Do We Have Minds?

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?

Is Niceness Enough?

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?

Is Philosophy Poetry?

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?