I'm going to admit right off the bat that the title of this post as nothing to do with the content. I just couldn't resist. I'm thrilled by Her, a sci-fi romantic comedy directed by Spike Jones, who was also the co-creator of that ridiculously awful show, Jackass, on MTV, a fact that baffles me. Anyhow, I'll go … Continue reading Avoid “Her”pes—Fall in Love With Your Laptop
Lex Solo has asked me to write a blog post about the forms of government in Plato's Republic: Was Plato's Republic truly a political work? Was he really anti-democratic? Here is some of what I had to say on the matter: Is the Republic a work in psychology? YES. A lot of people read the Republic … Continue reading The Harmony of the Soul: Plato’s Republic
At Millie Ho's blog we find her novel summarized in 10 sentences. I've taken on the challenge. It's a great way to figure out what to say at cocktail parties when you know you've got to make it quick because people are only asking about your novel to be nice. PHILOSOPHER KING Philosopher King is … Continue reading My Novel is About…Elevator Tag Line
Okay so the question beckons a philosophical point of view to answer it, which makes it undermine itself. But let's not go there. And I don't mean to write a self-congratulatory post about how important philosophy is, even though no one knows it. That's also a downward spiral. I ask this question even … Continue reading Does Philosophy Matter?