Introduction: this is a paper I wrote for a class, which will explain its relative lack of tigerly finesse, that certain indecipherable dash of special I add to all the work I publish here. 2,136 more words
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The assumption that the meaning of life is primarily an individual affair is still alive and well. Julian Baggini writes that “the search for meaning is essentially personal,” involving “the power and responsibility to discover and in part determine meaning for ourselves.” John Cottingham speaks of a meaningful life as “one in which the individual is engaged… in genuinely worthwhile activities that reflect his or her rational choice as an autonomous agent.” None of this is false. 852 more words
In The Quest of the Absolute: Birth and Decline of European Romanticism, Louis Dupré dismisses Michael Löwy and Robert Sayre’s influential study Romanticism Against the Tide of Modernity… 649 more words
Another six months, another Terry Eagleton book… But who can wait to read it? Not me.
Culture and the Death of God continues Eagleton’s recent crusade against ignorance of post Enlightenment intellectual history (and subsequent wrong-headed assumptions about religion and its claims). 246 more words