Blog Theme: Wittgenstein and ‘Going the Bloody Hard Way’

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The 'little grey door' blog by Yen had a helpful little post on Jame Conant's chapter "On Going the Bloody Hard Way in Philosophy" in The Possibility of Sense. Yen quotes the first portion of Conant's chapter, in which Conant quotes Rush Rhees's--a student and life-long friend of Wittgenstein's--description of Wittgenstein and 'going the bloody hard way': Unless … Continue reading Blog Theme: Wittgenstein and ‘Going the Bloody Hard Way’

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Thoughts On the Foundation of Ethics in Philosophy

Introduction There are several ways to define ethics. In philosophy, ethics is defined as the attempt to explain or to give reasons for what we ought to do and how we ought to live.  In other words, ethical theories should give reasons for what I should do in this or that scenario and how I … Continue reading Thoughts On the Foundation of Ethics in Philosophy

Three Ethical Concerns Raised in Supposed Chinese Gene-Editing Experiment

Associate Professor He Jianziku of Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China has supposedly thrown caution to the wind in his claim to scientific fame. In a series of youtube videos, He has claimed to have created the first 'gene-edited' babies. The gist of this experiment is that He "sought to disable a gene called CCR5 … Continue reading Three Ethical Concerns Raised in Supposed Chinese Gene-Editing Experiment

Jesus Christ The Mediator: Bonhoeffer on Christian Individuality

"Through the call of Jesus men become individuals." (94) Up and at once Bonhoeffer describes in chapter 5 of his famous The Cost of Discipleship how we become an individual. An individual is called from a life of sin and death to become what he was meant to be in the first place: an individual through Jesus … Continue reading Jesus Christ The Mediator: Bonhoeffer on Christian Individuality

Thoughts on Eric Metaxas ‘Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Prophet, Martyr, Spy’

Thoughts on Eric Metaxas ‘Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Prophet, Martyr, Spy’

I would not do justice to Metaxa's work by trying to do some sort of book review or even a summary of what I took away. Rather, I would like to express some of my thoughts on various aspects of Bonhoeffer's life. These thoughts do not present any sort of coherent picture that can be … Continue reading Thoughts on Eric Metaxas ‘Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Prophet, Martyr, Spy’

Can Facebook Provide Meaningful Interactions?

In Facebook's (FB) Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results, Mark Zuckerberg declared that FB had "reduced time spent on Facebook by roughly 50 million hours every day." Before all the political drama went down around Cambridge Analytica and Trump, Zuckerberg (or others around him) came to the realization that Facebook was becoming a tool … Continue reading Can Facebook Provide Meaningful Interactions?