We began our reading of Plato’s Theaetetus in Arithmetic today. Like many of the ‘zetetic’ (seeking) dialogues, it focuses upon a central question: What is knowledge? And like many of these dialogues, a question of Socrates, quickly dismissed, is yet worth our attention. In passing, Socrates asks Theaetetus if wisdom is the same thing as knowledge: Knowledge … Continue reading The Pursuit of Wisdom
Above image from http://www.jpaulneeley.com/process.html To remove a single ring from the image above would be to change it, to effect each and every aspect of it. Like a thread hanging from a sweater that promises, if pulled, it will behave, only to wrench some inner joint of the fabric, so is it for me to write on a Platonic dialogue. What I can … Continue reading Betrayal Through Simplification
If you have noticed the disorder and broken links, I am in the process of re-configuring sameandother to a wordpress format. This may take a week or so, so please be patient. Continue reading Switching from Squarespace to Wordpress
The concept of mediation is a strange one, particularly to someone raised outside the Christian tradition. Why would I want a mediator? Wouldn’t it be better to have a direct relationship with God? Imagine a married couple who invites a stranger into their home to pass their messages on to one another. The game of telephone … Continue reading Gift as the Structure of Mediation
Clearly, he does not understand the difference between comprehend and apprehend! In The Brothers Karamazov, I am reminded that Active Love is the essential calling of the faithful. Christian mysticism, the love of God and neighbor lived out day to day, is Dostoevsky’s answer to the problem of evil, isolation, and doubt. As children of the … Continue reading The Brothers Karamazov: Bigger Than the Enlightenment
Is man a meaningful creature? Yes, but man is also a creature ordered unto God. The Imago Dei contextualizes the nature of human meaning. This post continues our exploration of man’s doubleness. In North America, stop signs are red octagons with the word ‘stop’ printed on them. There are variations, but, for the most part, they conform to this … Continue reading Empty Signs? Images and Originals Part VI.B
While it is true, I edit and revise and craft my writing. These are yet rough drafts and for several reasons. They are preparation for possible books which I like to pretend will exist one day. I would not consider them in final form in which all copy editing is done clarity is achieved … Continue reading Rough Drafts, A Misnomer?