Over the summer, after terrorists murdered Father Jacques, the Archbishop who celebrated the requiem Mass said in his homily: “The death of Jacques Hamel summons me to a frank ‘yes,’— no, not a tepid yes — a ‘yes’ to life, as the ‘yes’ of Jacques to his ordination. Is it possible?”Read more "Festivity and Freedom: Josef Pieper and Joseph Ratzinger"
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"
Presentation to the Participants of the International Conference on Women Phenomenologists on Social Ontology at the University of Paderborn, Germany February 13, 2016 There’s an anecdote about Hannah Arendt’s American students asking her in the 1960s if they ought to cooperate with labour unions in opposing the war in Vietnam. And Arendt replied, “Yes, because […]Read more "Taking Responsibility Personally"