During grad school days in Austin, the wife and I befriended a young philosopher and his wife. He was an expert at a tender age in phenomenology, specifically the ideas of the modern-day French savant, Paul Ricoeur.
Today, you can learn much more about phenomenology than I could tell you by checking with Encyclopædia Britannica. EB [...]
The future of the human species, and the future of the many other species whose fate is tied to ours, however directly or indirectly, hinges on what the human brain can be taught to do with this question: Is there another way to explain or do this?
This has always been the question. Every advance in [...]
I’m prepared to argue that ethics evolve—and are evolving. The reason, of course, is that how we think about human nature and about ethics is evolving.
I’ll admit that this notion is off-putting to more than a few philosophers, most notably those who seem to think, or so it appears to me, that philosophical and ethical [...]