Category: Philosophy

Anaximander, the Boundless Philosopher

Know A Philosopher: Anaximander, The Boundless (610BCE to 546BCE) This is the second part in the Know A Philosopher series. The first part you can reach here–> Thales,…

Tao: The Way of Water

 This is an article submission I wrote for Parabola over 5 years ago, when the theme was “Water”, but I was not accepted. Thought I might as well…

Kannon’s One Thousand Arms

Wish you had more arms to get work done faster?  How about one thousand? Besides multitasking on chores, work, cooking, playing games on your smartphone, and giving yourself…

Immortality and the Will to Live

Another one I wrote a few years ago that I continue to consider today.     Issues were raised again in my mind after reading some of Arthur…

Look of the Other

Look of the Other Everyone’s look has the inadvertent power to objectify what it observes. When you look at another, they become an image in your mind. In the same…

Thales, The Water Philosopher

  Know A Philosopher: Thales, The Water Philosopher (620BCE to 546BCE)   Approximately 130 generations ago.   Often dubbed the first philosopher of the Greek philosophical tradition (first…

The Vinegar Tasters

The Vinegar Tasters   Here is a test for you.  Grab some vinegar from your pantry and with two of your friends each of you drink a heaping…

Science, the Arbiter of Morality?!

Science,  the arbiter of morality?! According to Sam Harris, who made a TED talk about how science can possibly answer moral questions.  You can catch his speech here:…

To Be Enlightened or Stay Human?

It’s always been a struggle with me to figure out this conundrum of a problem… Much of philosophy and religion deals with this idea of being enlightened. Philosophy…

The Unexamined Life IS Worth Living?!

   To make an argument against the oft-quoted Socrates is like taking on a vicious Minotaur with a plastic fork.  It’s a feat to be had, and I…