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Philosophy in the Vineyard

Last winter I found an email in my mailbox with an invitation, out of the blue, to give two lectures in Southern Germany. Near the Bodensee, in a village called Weingarten, which translates as Vineyard. 836 more words

Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard Panegyric

This section is called a Panegyric . This term is defined as high praise or  a eulogy for someone of great esteem. At such Kierkegaard does just that praising Abraham and the enormity of the task which befell him. 255 more words


Philosophers Discuss Civility: Kierkegaard (pt. 1)

Philosophers Discuss Civility: Kierkegaard



…(I)f individuals relate to an idea merely en masse (consequently without the individual separation of inwardness), we get violence, anarchy, riotousness; but if there is no idea for the individuals… 1,107 more words


Uma lettera para Clara (#31)

Cara Clara

About time I sat down to start these “serious” letters.  I confess I am distracted each day by the avalanche of mostly bad news that greets me in the morning.  1,475 more words

Letteras Para Clara

Isis Has a Perfect Solution for Dissent!

Kierkegaard famously declared, “Purity of heart is to will one thing.”  I understand what this famous philosopher had in mind but he might have appended a caveat, “Don’t forget to use that Shakespearean, ‘pauser reason,’ here and there.”  To illustrate, Isis certainly has “purity of heart” in that they do, “will one thing,” Allah’s will.  494 more words

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faith is ...

Faith is namely this paradox that the single individual is higher than the universal.


Not a soul alive or dead has ever deserved love...

“Everyone is deserving of love, but few are capable of finding it”.

I was watching a video essay in which someone uttered this flagrant offence to actual love and became so incensed I had to write down why I find this position a despicable misunderstanding of any meaningful discussion of the concept. 1,888 more words