The new semester is off to an excellent start. On Mondays, we have a three-hour class called Main Problems and Methods of Philosophy. The class is divided into three sections: First we are quizzed on the assigned reading with a question or two to which we give short responses to demonstrate what we understand and […]Read more "My first week of classes this semester in Poland"
Here’s a short paper I wrote for my class on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics: Throughout his entire pontificate, John Paul II proclaimed, “Be not afraid!” But, speaking to university students in Krakow, he exhorted them to be afraid of two things: thoughtlessness and pusillanimity. Thoughtlessness is fairly commonsensical. Hannah Arendt’s reflections on the relationship between thoughtlessness […]Read more "“Be not afraid!” -except of this…"
Here’s a short paper I wrote for my Introduction to Classical Philosophy class: Recently, the Alberta Government released an 18-page document titled, “Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions.” The anonymous authors of this document state: “For the purpose of accommodating the diverse needs of […]Read more "Metaphysics – What it is and why it matters"