Ideas Pertaining to a Pure Phenomenology and to a Phenomenological Philosophy (I) Try saying that five times rapidly. Reducing such a complex work to a simple blog post is likely to prove a disaster, but I'm gonna try it anyway, keeping the jargon to a minimum. Well, at least explaining the jargon. Edmund Husserl's goal … Continue reading Explanation of Husserl’s Phenomenology
The Ferguson Shooting is of course of great interest right now. But I'm not getting into race discussions. I actually just want to whine a little bit about the news. (Am I allowed? I know it's so overdone that it can be quite boring, but I figure just this once.) So here I am in … Continue reading PBS News Coverage: Grand Jury does not Indict Officer
I’m listening to this album, Invocation, by James Radcliffe, right now for the first time. It’s atmospheric and meditative, a perfect album for reading, or lying in bed while gazing out at the grey sky (which is what I’ve been doing for the first few songs.) Check it out!
Who's braving the cold tonight? Unfortunately, I have the flu, so I'll have to pass. I probably wouldn't be able to stay up past midnight anyway. It's too bad because I love this sort of thing. The best meteor shower I've experienced was in Albuquerque many years back. I drove out into the desert and … Continue reading Leonid Meteor Shower
Philosophical texts are notoriously difficult to read, but the real problem comes when each text calls for a distinct set of skills. By the time you've "cracked the code" to reach that "ah ha" moment with one philosopher, it's time to start all over with another. I'd like to share some of my stumbling blocks … Continue reading Stumbling Blocks in Reading Philosophy