We talk of thought and thinking all the time, we deal with their reality every day and every waking moment, yet when we are asked to give an account of just what they are we find ourselves at a loss—the familiar and mundane transforms into … Continue reading On Thought & Thinking
Being honest, I do not like to promote Steve Patterson. Nonetheless, while his own philosophical endeavors are more than shaky, he is a charitable interviewer, and I can recommend his podcast if one is interested in that sort of thing. I ended up listening to this … Continue reading Another Critique of Misreadings of Hegel
About a year ago I wrote a blog making some comments on Wolfendale’s questioning of the method’s justification, where he concludes that Hegel could not make clear the relation of Science and Natural Consciousness in the Phenomenology of Spirit such that he really showed how … Continue reading [PhoS] The Method Is Justified By Absolute Knowing
Rare though it is, it is not so rare to see the question asked by naïve materialist atheists: Is it logical to live? Is it logical to feel? Is it logical to have morality? Normally one would rebuke them for clearly having a misunderstanding of what … Continue reading [Thoughts] Are Life, Feelings, and Morality Logical?
When Hegel died, his fame and reach was so great and the offense he had caused to the king of Prussia in his passages in the Philosophy of Right concerning the role of the king was so felt that this same king ordered Schelling to Berlin in … Continue reading Sprouting a Dragon Seed: How I Learned to Read Hegel
The question of what philosophy can do to help us deal with or overcome depression is a question that pops up almost every few weeks over on /r/askphilosophy—probably the best philosophy related place to ask philosophy questions you’ll find on the Internet— and often enough … Continue reading Depression and Philosophy
Phenomenology of Spirit: §143 This ‘being’ is therefore called appearance; for we call being that is directly and in its own self a non-being a surface show. But it is not merely a surface show ; it is appearance, a totality of show. (Miller trn.) —————————————————————- For … Continue reading Appearance & The Essence of Things