Archive of all blog posts tagged 'philosophy'

2017


Uncomfortable Vs. Annoying (2017/09/13 08:00)
Or, challenging vs. merely irritating.

Self Control Dept. (2017/06/14 08:00)
When you assume full and total responsibility for everything that happens to you, even the things you think you can't control, you have a change of perspective.

The Mess-Age Dept. (2017/06/13 08:00)
On the themes I keep coming back to in my work, and how I try to not let that trap me.

Artitude Dept. (2017/03/04 08:00)
"I cannot serve like a waiter, because that's not what this job is about."

Self Esteemed Dept. (2017/02/28 08:00)
Take yourself seriously even when no one else does.

The Happy Life Of The Mind Dept. (2017/02/19 08:00)
"Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."

Guidance Is Internal Dept. (2017/01/13 05:00)
My thoughts have become less in the vein of, "What is the wisdom to be sought?" and more in the vein of, "How is this wisdom to be germinated in each of us?" (Warning: Late-night blather-y.)

Truthiness-ness Dept. (2017/01/11 08:00)
Being a skeptic or a freethinker is more than just about a label.

A World Awaited And A World Attained Dept. (2016/12/31 11:55)
To ring out the old (and busted) and ring in the new, I share with you a note penned just after WWII. I think you will find it as fitting as I did....

2016


The Big(ger) Picture Dept. (2016/08/01 07:00)
On why the problem is not belief or the absence of same.

Bigger Fish To Fry Dept. (2016/05/19 10:00)
"My problems are bigger than yours" is always a bad argument.

I Dunno LOL Dept. (2016/04/19 10:00)
On the freedom to say "I don't know" and not be punished for it.

Not The Smartest Guys In The Room Dept. (2016/02/10 10:00)
I don't think SF authors have an obligation to be scientific authorities, but I do think they have an obligation to be scientifically literate.

2015


Unindifferent Dept. (2015/11/24 10:00)
It's not that I don't care about the state of the world; it's that I'm not your soapboxer.

Unthink For Yourself Dept. (2015/07/14 10:00)
Sure, maybe Zen is "irrational", but who's complaining?

It's Hard To Be Humble When You're Perfect Dept. (2015/06/09 10:00)
"The real enemy is not ignorance, doubt, or even disbelief. It is false knowledge."

I, Groucho Marxist Dept. (2015/04/23 01:00)
Why I wouldn't belong to any club yadda yadda.

Diss Belief Dept. (2015/04/05 12:11)
Respect ≠ tolerance, and why that's not a bad thing.

Forwards Ever, Backwards Never Dept. (2015/04/04 10:00)
"... the moral commitment of democracy... is to a process, not a transcendent goal or a fixed, ideal standard."

2014


No Little Pink Glasses For You And Me Dept. (2014/12/22 10:00)
"...to be happy to be alive in the full knowledge of all misery, our own included."

A Better Man Than This Dept. (2014/12/06 10:00)
Belief's a label you earn, not self-apply.

Give It Up Dept. (2014/12/04 12:00)
On the Fiction of Resignation.

Good Guy, Bad Guy, I'm The One With The Brain Dept. (2014/11/18 10:00)
Why black and white views of the world are self-inflicted, and self-crippling.

Think, Thank, Thunk Dept. (2014/10/01 10:00)
Authors rarely impress me with the depth of their intellectual rigor, and I suspect that's because they don't see themselves as thinkers.

On Staring Away From The Abyss Dept. (2014/08/30 10:00)
Let's gaze into something other than the abyss - but not our navels either.


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