Philosophy

Templates of Understanding

For all practical purposes, everything has a starting point. In searching for beginnings, we are ultimately led to one of two premises: God or not God. Many in our age argue that science naturally leads to not God, and if “religiously” followed, exposes, according this position, the folly of transcendent belief, especially the rigorous Judeo-Christian…

The World in Which We Think

While we often like to tell ourselves that we are in control of our lives, we are the arbiters of what we think and do, there are many intersecting areas of influence on our lives, which affect every aspect of our decision making process, from the physical to the intellectual. Without mitigating our responsibility for…

Why?

There are several questions that we begin asking at a very early age and then continue asking throughout our lives. Everyone is familiar with the two or three year old child who responds to some request with, “Why?” And then no matter what you say over the next few minutes it is like they are…

Journaling, Blogging, And Clarifying One’s Thoughts

Most of us spent at least some the time during our periods of formal education engaging in bull sessions, wrestling with ideas with a group of friends or acquaintances in a self-sustaining battle of ideas in which point and counterpoint were the acceptable weapons. Once outside that milieu, opportunities to test one’s thinking became greatly…