3.1.3, On the love of the empirical

We live in a time in which we might say in some ways the spirit of the empirical rules. And I would want to be first in line to offer my gratitude for everything human observation and the use of the senses has brought us. But, and there is almost always a but, except with [...]

3.1.2, On the hatred of the apriori

For a time, following Plato's repetitious holding out of the possibility of all knowledge of every lower form flowing from knowledge of the higher forms men kept the hope of integrated systemic derivation of real world knowledge alive. Plato kept pointing at geometry as an ideal form of the organization of knowledge of the forms [...]

3.1.1, On the good news of the apriori of action

This minor and daily string of words is embarking on a course for a time. Today a beginning. A beginning? From where? And this is a part of the good news--that there is a beginning. That there is a place from whence and to which. How bold it feels to express the notion of foundation, [...]

On virtue signaling and meaningful disagreement

Virtue signaling versus healthy disagreement. The human animal is social by nature (and so, by definition). It has very deep drives to score the security of protection from want and harsh elements through the securing of acceptance in the social club. Social club status is ultimately worked out in action. That is, there is no [...]

When the sacred text deems itself irrelevant

Again the qualification that I am a lover of the pursuit of deep reality. I am only interested in refining it. The challenge and disparagement is only meant to target the superficial or cheap or fake in the pursuit of deep reality. Romans 1:19-20 says the following: 19 since what may be known about God is [...]

When the sacred text eliminates security in club status

I refer here to what is commonly called Christianity. I target it not for its uniqueness in this regard but for its familiarity in my part of the world. And, I would want to pass the same criticism to any other club claiming any verifiability of membership. Finally, I do not say that there is [...]

On Escaping Reality

What I am interested in is wrongful hiding from, escaping, avoiding. That presupposes that there is rightful hiding, escaping, avoiding. One of the things I love about moral analysis is that the more nuanced and elevated and rarefied my considerations the less verifiable. At the top is the ineffable and unverifiable divine. Kierkegaard proved to [...]

The voice crying out in the wilderness…Prepare the way…

The image so saturated with feeling. The wilderness, so sparse, so bland, so lacking in that which supports life, so hot (or cold), so dry, so inhospitable. Where does the voice come from? How does one prepare anything in a wilderness? The wilderness is the condition of the soul when it has found this world [...]