“A Critique of Religions, mostly Islam and Christianity” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

A few days ago I saw a video on YouTube with The Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur. He was talking about how as a student he got very excited about philosophy and thought of majoring in the subject. When he went to talk with his professor, the professor asked which philosopher he wished to study. … Continue reading “A Critique of Religions, mostly Islam and Christianity” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

Critique of Pure Reason

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Title page of the 1781 edition Author Immanuel Kant Original title Critik a der reinen Vernunft Translator see below Country Germany Language German Subject Metaphysics Published 1781 Pages 856 (first German edition)[1] a Kritik in modern German. Part of a series on Immanuel Kant showMajor works showKantianism • Kantian ethics showPeople showRelated topics Category •  Philosophy portal Critique of Pure Reason (German: Kritik der … Continue reading Critique of Pure Reason

Augustine of Hippo: Saint who rejected his bisexual past, defended intersex people

by Kittredge Cherry | Aug 28, 2021 (qspirit.net) After a sexually active and probably bisexual youth, Augustine of Hippo became an influential early Christian theologian who was sex-negative but argued that God created intersex people. This contradictory queer saint’s feast day is Aug. 28 in western Christianity. LGBTQ people may appreciate Augustine’s passionate friendship with another man and … Continue reading Augustine of Hippo: Saint who rejected his bisexual past, defended intersex people

Empathy is, at heart, an aesthetic appreciation of the other

Photo by Vinit Srivastava/Unsplash Susan Lanzoniis an empathy consultant and coach, and a writing tutor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is the author of Empathy: A History (2018). She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Edited by Sam Haselby 10 AUGUST 2021 (psyche.co) Today we think about empathy as a way to understand another’s experience. But … Continue reading Empathy is, at heart, an aesthetic appreciation of the other

Ralph Waldo Emerson would really hate your Twitter feed

Ralph Waldo Emerson photographed by Mathew B Brady c1856. Courtesy the Met Museum, New York Peter Wirzbickiis an assistant professor of history at Princeton University. He is the author of Fighting for the Higher Law: Black and White Transcendentalists Against Slavery (2021). He lives in New Jersey. Edited by Sam Haselby 9 AUGUST 2021 (aeon.co) We can’t understand Ralph Waldo Emerson … Continue reading Ralph Waldo Emerson would really hate your Twitter feed

Can culture degenerate?

Tempting it might be, but the idea that culture has become vacuous and banal comes with unsavoury implicationsArtist Taylor Swift performs on The Voice. Photo courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC Christy Wampole is an essayist and professor at Princeton University. She is the author of Rootedness: The Ramifications of a Metaphor (2016) and Degenerative Realism: Novel and Nation in 21st-Century France (2020). … Continue reading Can culture degenerate?

The Future of Fingernails is Now

Weeks before full service salons reopened in San Francisco, the robots stepped in. by Lily Sinkovitz • 07/07/2021 4:50 pm – (SFWeekly.com) On a recent Friday afternoon, two young women emerged from under a pink awning on Chestnut Street and beamed as they showed one another their freshly painted nails. Crystal Hsieh and Ishika Nimmagadda agreed they had just … Continue reading The Future of Fingernails is Now

White Gen X and millennial evangelicals are losing faith in the conservative culture wars

June 22, 2021 • Updated June 28, 2021 (theconversation.com) Author Terry ShoemakerLecturer, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University Disclosure statement Terry Shoemaker does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their … Continue reading White Gen X and millennial evangelicals are losing faith in the conservative culture wars

Getting Out of Your Own Light: Aldous Huxley on Mind-Body Integration and How You Become Who You Are

By Maria Popova (brainpickings.org) Aldous Huxley (July, 26 1894–November 22, 1963) endures as one of the most visionary and unusual minds of the twentieth century — a man of strong convictions about drugs, democracy, and religion and immensely prescient ideas about the role of technology in human life; a prominent fixture of Carl Sagan’s reading list; and the author of … Continue reading Getting Out of Your Own Light: Aldous Huxley on Mind-Body Integration and How You Become Who You Are

Reincarnation now

Modern mindfulness strips Buddhism of its spiritual core. We need an ethics of reincarnation for an interconnected world Photo by Martine Franck/Magnum Avram Alpert is a lecturer in the Princeton Writing Program and the author of Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki (2019) and A Partial Enlightenment: What Modern Literature and Buddhism Can Teach … Continue reading Reincarnation now