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"Referee won't blow the whistle / God is good but will he listen?" -- U2
- "If your anger decreases with time, you did injustice; if it increases, you suffered injustice." -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- "And the missionaries, they tell us we will be left behind. / Been left behind a thousand times, a thousand times." -- Arcade Fire
Incapable of doubt, incapable of faithThe majority of mankind is lazy-minded, incurious, absorbed in vanities, and tepid in emotion, and is therefore incapable of either much doubt or much faith. -- T.S. Eliot, Introduction (1931), Pascal's "Pensees"
Wittgenstein on Kierkegaard
"Kierkegaard was by far the most profound thinker of the[nineteenth] century. Kierkegaard was a saint." - Ludwig Wittgenstein, to his friend Maurice Drury.
Read Wittgenstein and Kierkegaard: Religion, Individuality, and Philosophical Method by Charles L. Creegan free online.
Problem or Mystery?A problem is something which I meet, which I find completely before me, but which I can therefore lay siege to and reduce. But a mystery is something in which I am myself involved, and it can therefore only be thought of as a sphere where the distinction between what is in me and what is before me loses its meaning and initial validity. -- Gabriel Marcel
- Author reading & book signing in Myrtle Beach, September 20 September 4, 2014Keep your edge with The Latest News from indie bookstores, record stores, and short-film creators, only at BooksAndVinyl.com. Related PostsFull Moon FeverAutomotive Americana at the 26th annual Run to the Sun car showPaul […] The post Author reading & book signing in Myrtle Beach, September 20 appeared first on Books And Vinyl.
- New Albums by Robert Plant, Ryan Adams & Justin Townes Earle Streaming Online for a Limited Time | Open Culture September 3, 2014Keep your edge with The Latest News from indie bookstores, record stores, and short-film creators, only at BooksAndVinyl.com. OpenCulture.com gives […] The post New Albums by Robert Plant, Ryan Adams & Justin Townes Earle Streaming Online for a Limited Time | Open Culture appeared first on Books And Vinyl.
- Rocker Sammy Hagar must face ex-Playboy bunny’s lawsuit | Reuters August 29, 2014Keep your edge with The Latest News from indie bookstores, record stores, and short-film creators, only at BooksAndVinyl.com. By Jonathan Stempel Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:50pm EDT (Reuters) – A federal appeals court […] The post Rocker Sammy Hagar must face ex-Playboy bunny’s lawsuit | Reuters appeared first on Books And Vinyl.
- Author reading & book signing in Myrtle Beach, September 20 September 4, 2014
- flapdoodle: Dictionary.com Word of the Day September 15, 2014flapdoodle: nonsense; bosh.
- flapdoodle: Dictionary.com Word of the Day September 15, 2014
- Poem of the Day: Defence of Fort M'Henry September 15, 2014O! say can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through th […]Francis Scott Key
- Poem of the Day: Defence of Fort M'Henry September 15, 2014
- To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet (read by Laura Marks) September 15, 2014by Anne Bradstreet (read by Laura Marks)
- To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet (read by Laura Marks) September 15, 2014
- Brilliance Often Springs from Boredom September 11, 2014 Ingrid Wickelgren
- Parents of Young Athletes: Protect Your Child’s Brain in 8 Steps August 5, 2014 Ingrid Wickelgren
- Do Actions Speak Louder than Feelings? [Video] July 15, 2014 Ingrid Wickelgren
- Franz Rosenzweig September 13, 2014[Revised entry by Benjamin Pollock on September 12, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] Franz Rosenzweig (1886 - 1929) ranks as one of the most original Jewish thinkers of the modern period. As a historian of philosophy, Rosenzweig played a brief but noteworthy role in the neo-Hegelian revival on the German intellectual scene of the 1910s. In the years...Benjamin Pollock
- Mental Imagery September 13, 2014[Revised entry by Nigel J.T. Thomas on September 12, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, american-response.html, bibliography-mental-imagery.html, bibliography-supplementary.html, demand-characteristics-problem.html, european-responses.html, mental-rotation.html, notes.html, quasi-perceptual.html, quasi-pictorial.html, representational-neglect.html, t […]Nigel J.T. Thomas
- Feminist Perspectives on the Body September 12, 2014[Revised entry by Kathleen Lennon on September 11, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] In terms of the history of western philosophy, the philosophy of embodiment is relatively recent. For much of this history the body has been conceptualised as simply one biological object among others, part of a biological nature, which our rational faculties set us […]Kathleen Lennon
- Franz Rosenzweig September 13, 2014
- Ethics and Contrastivism August 31, 2014Ethics and Contrastivism A contrastive theory of some concept holds that the concept in question only applies or fails to apply relative to a set of alternatives. Contrastivism has been applied to a wide range of philosophically important topics, including several topics in ethics. Contrastivism about reasons, for example, holds that whether some considerati […]
- Leibniz: Logic August 19, 2014Leibniz: Logic The revolutionary ideas of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) on logic were developed by him between 1670 and 1690. The ideas can be divided into four areas: the Syllogism, the Universal Calculus, Propositional Logic, and Modal Logic. These revolutionary ideas remained hidden in the Archive of the Royal Library in Hanover until 1903 when th […]
- Grotius, Hugo August 8, 2014Hugo Grotius (1583—1645) Hugo Grotius was a Dutch humanist and jurist whose philosophy of natural law had a major impact on the development of seventeenth century political thought and on the moral theories of the Enlightenment. Valorized by contemporary international theorists as the father of international law, his work on sovereignty, international rights […]
- Ethics and Contrastivism August 31, 2014
- “Cyranoids”: Stanley Milgram’s Creepiest Experiment September 6, 2014Imagine that someone else was controlling your actions. You would still look like you, and sound like you, but you wouldn’t be the one deciding what you did and what you said. Now consider: would anyone notice the difference? In this nightmarish scenario, you would be a “cyranoid” – in the terminology introduced by psychologist […]The post “Cyranoids”: Stanl […]
- Compulsive Poetry In Epilepsy September 3, 2014The case of a woman who began compulsively writing poems after being treated for epilepsy offers a rare glimpse into the ‘inner’ dimension of a neurological disorder. Here’s the paper in Neurocase from British neurologists Woollacott and colleagues. The story in a nutshell: the patient, age 76, had been suffering from memory lapses and episodic […]The post C […]
- The Replication Crisis: Response to Lieberman August 31, 2014In a long and interesting article over at Edge, social neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman discusses (amongst other things) the ‘replication crisis’ in his field. Much of what he says will be of interest to regular readers of this blog. Lieberman notes that there has been a lot of controversy over ‘embodied cognition‘ and social priming research. […]The post Th […]
- “Cyranoids”: Stanley Milgram’s Creepiest Experiment September 6, 2014
- Ch. 1-2: “Two Books” by God? God’s Word and God’s WorldGod invites us to understand his power and nature through studying what has been made.
- Further Thoughts on “Darwin’s Doubt” after Reading Bishop’s Review (Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt”: Darrel Falk, Part 2)Although we agree that Meyer’s ultimate conclusion is incorrect, Robert Bishop and I see Darwin’s Doubt through different lenses, evaluating its merit differently.
- Thoughts on ”Darwin’s Doubt” (Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt”: Darrel Falk, Part 1)Darwin’s Doubt is a well-researched and fairly accurate picture of contemporary biology. It is the best case yet presented by the Intelligent Design movement, even though its conclusions are ultimately unconvincing.
- Ch. 1-2: “Two Books” by God? God’s Word and God’s World
- Sunday Reading September 14, 2014Kerim Friedman: Fueling the Neoliberal Turn: Why We Need to Engage Timothy Mitchell’s “Carbon Democracy” Govt may do away with tribal consent for cutting forests Inside China’s Cancer Villages: Q&A with Souvid Datta Why not kill them all?: In Donetsk What Hong Kong’s Occupy Movement Can Learn From History Free Economic Zone Plan Slammed asSunday Readers
- This Week in Art Crime September 12, 2014In the same week that a 14 year old boy faces jail time for taking lewd photos of himself with a Jesus statue, a 9 foot-tall giant-cocked red devil statue appears in Vancouver. And much more, This Week in Art CrimeThe New Inquiry
- Not for Teacher September 12, 2014The fight documented in Dana Goldstein’s The Teacher Wars may be a lost causeMalcolm Harris
- Sunday Reading September 14, 2014
- Beyond the Façade February 23, 2014Vladimir Putin's Fragile Empire Fragile Empire Ben Judah Yale University Press, 400 pages $30.00 As the Olympic festivities wind down in Sochi, western attention on Russia has been at levels unseen since the Cold War. As the most expensive Olympic games yet (the most recent estimate is $ 50-51 billion by the Washington Post), President Putin has in […]
- The End of the Line? September 26, 201325 years after Chrysler closed the AMC plant, how has Kenosha fared? The End of the Line? Twenty-five years ago, Chrysler closed its newly acquired plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The event made national headlines. Only a few months before, Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca had announced that the company intended to buy out French automaker Renault’s control […]
- The Voice of Ireland June 15, 2013An Interview with Author Kevin Barry The Voice of Ireland My wife tossed The New Yorker on to the tabletop, You have to read this short story, she said. I did. And the rhythm of the language and the force of the story led me on the rampant search for more. The author was an Irish writer named Kevin Barry whose work consists of two short story collectio […]
- Beyond the Façade February 23, 2014
- Looking at Africa, Looking at Ourselves September 8, 2014 Gregory Jusdanis
- Back to School with Anne Campbell August 26, 2014 Mike Chasar
- Poor Russians, or Putin's Complaint (An August Meditation II) August 13, 2014 Gregory Freidin
- Omeka links for the University of Colorado July 24, 2014
- The 7 Best Links to Digital Poetry Projects from MLA January 14, 2014
- Introduction to Omeka – Lesson Plan November 12, 2013
- Job: Associate Professor in Digital Humanities September 11, 2014
- Opportunity: Artstor Digital Humanities Award September 11, 2014
- Resource: Installing Debian Linux in a Virtual Machine 2014 September 11, 2014
- Shaping (Digital) Scholars: Design Principles for Digital Pedagogy August 12, 2014
- Creating the Texas Digital Humanities Consortium April 23, 2014
- More Data, Better Learning? A Balanced Look at Adaptive Learning Systems October 5, 2013
- DH@WIT: Digital Humanities for Undergraduate Design, Engineering, and Management Students June 10, 2014 Christopher Scott Gleason
- Exploring and Designing Virtual Worlds April 25, 2014 The Editors
- An Introduction to Alex McDowell’s “World Building” April 25, 2014 Noah Wardrip-Fruin
- “World Building” April 24, 2014 Alex McDowell
- Media Systems – Envisioning the Future of Computational Media April 23, 2014 Noah Wardrip-Fruin
- Getting into Digital Humanities: A top-ten list August 18, 2014 Tom Scheinfeldt
- Innovation, Use, and Sustainability May 30, 2014 Tom Scheinfeldt
- The Dividends of Difference: Recognizing Digital Humanities’ Diverse Family Tree/s April 7, 2014 Tom Scheinfeldt
- For those who left Mars Hill Church, and for those who stayed, and for Mark Driscoll
- Appearance or Rationality?
- Flash fiction on Friday (why not?)
- That’s entertainment
- How Purity Culture Kept Me Silent About My Sexual Abuse as a Child: Dinah’s Story
- Finally! Dutiful NYT lapdog gives Obama a chance to explain his golfing needs
- You tell a story because a statement would be inadequate (Flannery O’Connor)
Liturgy For The PeopleThe liturgy is essentially not the religion of the cultured, but the religion of the people. If the people are rightly instructed, and the liturgy is properly carried out, they display a simple and profound understanding of it. For the people do not analyze concepts, but contemplate. The people possess that inner integrity of being which corresponds perfectly with the symbolism of the liturgical language, imagery, action and ornaments. The cultured man has first of all to accustom himself to this attitude; but to the people it has always been inconceivable that religion should express itself by abstract ideas and logical developments, and not by being and action, by imagery and ritual. --Romano Guardini, "The Awakening of the Church in the Soul"
- For those who left Mars Hill Church, and for those who stayed, and for Mark Driscoll
- How Martin Luther's translation of the Bible influenced the German language
- Conservative revolution, radical revolution: there's a difference
- Jonathan Edwards saw God in nature; was he a forerunner of Transcendentalism?
- Three brief thoughts about myth
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The Anguished QuestionIf you really enquire about God, not with mere curiosity, not, as it were, like a spiritual stamp collector, but as an anxious seeker, distressed in heart, anguished by the possibility that God might not exist and hence all life be vanity and one great madness -- if you ask in such a mood as the man who asks the doctor, "Tell me, will my wife live or will she die?"-- if you ask thus about God, then you know already that God exists; the anguished question bears witness that you know. -- Emil Brunner, "Our Faith"
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