The Philosophical Novel

I've been trying to think of all the truly philosophical novels I've read, and I must admit, I'm coming up short. Very short. Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment is always the first to come to my mind. I consider this truly a philosophical novel as the concepts are illustrated by the story, inextricably integrated: "Why does my action … Continue reading The Philosophical Novel

Calling All Agnostics…

I've always called myself an agnostic, and I think I really am, in the strictest sense. But there was a time when I wondered if I really should just go ahead and call myself an atheist, if I was being too waffle-y on the matter. I came across an interesting article in the NY Times on … Continue reading Calling All Agnostics…

Reclaiming Epicurus: Interview with Luke Slattery

My interview with Luke Slattery on his book Reclaiming Epicurus is now published on the Leather Library. Go here to find out more about the philosophy of pleasure...it's probably not what you think. UPDATE (2021): There used to be a link that would take you to my interview, but the blog on which it was published is … Continue reading Reclaiming Epicurus: Interview with Luke Slattery