In Defense of the Useless, Part I

A liberal arts education, like love, is best when it is useless. ‘Useless’ is a philosophic term which refers to that which is enjoyed for its own sake, that which has purpose, value, and meaning in and of itself. Joseph Pieper discusses the useless on page 41 of  his essay In Defense of Philosophy. What he refers to as “philosophy,” he elsewhere refers to … Continue reading In Defense of the Useless, Part I

Where are We Going?: Images and Originals Part III

Photograph by Sebastian Wahlhuetter If you have been following this series, you may be wondering what this is all about. Does the renaming of ‘form’ as ‘look’ really mean anything? Why all this talk about Platonic forms? Didn’t Aristotle discredit the ‘forms’ or ‘looks’ about 2300 years ago? What kind of relevance does this have today? … Continue reading Where are We Going?: Images and Originals Part III