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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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?

Community in “Record of a Spaceborn Few”

My fiancee graciously gifted me an advanced reader copy of Record of a Spaceborn Few (RSF) by Becky Chambers. In this light-hearted science-fiction book, Chambers continues her Wayfarers series set in the Galactic Commons, a universe teeming with various intelligent life, both biological and artificial. The focus of this particular book in the series is on the … Continue reading Community in “Record of a Spaceborn Few”

Re-thinking ‘Lucky’ and ‘Unlucky’ Within a Christian Context

Are we lucky? 'Luck' is most typically considered an objective force which acts in a person's favor. By 'objective force' I mean 'luck' operates, nebulously, from the universe (or nature) itself. 'Luck' plays a large part in our language and is used to describe events, scenarios, and states of affairs that are favorable to us … Continue reading Re-thinking ‘Lucky’ and ‘Unlucky’ Within a Christian Context

The First Blog: Invariably Awkward Introduction

To the five of you who are interested in anything I am writing: Welcome. I hope that your clicking on the blog and reading this introduction will be a small yet generous indication that you will enjoy the content which I intend to write about. If you are still confused on what that content is, … Continue reading The First Blog: Invariably Awkward Introduction