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
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
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
“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