I have no formal
training in philosophy, but few things have invigorated or excited me
more than the study of this broad topic. As trivialized as the word
itself has become in modern parlance -- not unlike the word "rhetoric"
-- philosophy is something that pervades our every waking moment, sometimes
consciously, but mostly unconsciously.
In Hamlet, the
Duke of Denmark, Shakespeare's protagonist says:
more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your
philosophy. [Hamlet, Act 1 Scene V]
Through my ponderings
and musings about my particular worldview, it continues to be of great
personal value to study and to consider opposing worldviews and to do
my best to understand them. Not only does this enterprise broaden my
thinking and understanding of different people and cultures, but it
forces me to confront my own biases and prejudices. It also challenges
me to rethink long-cherished notions about humanity and our place as
humans in this world.
The aim of this
and subsequent pages is to present my thoughts on various subjects of
philosophy and their proponents. I consider this a life-long endeavor,
so I'll add to this as life allows.
If you happen to
visit this page and are growing impatient regarding the lack of activity
here, send me an e-mail.
That tends to motivate me to wax philosophical. And goodness knows,
I am never lacking in having something to say. Ask my former friends.
By the way, some
people think religion is a separate topic from philosophy. It's not.
So don't be surprised to see religious topics and figures listed below
and (eventually) discussed on subsequent pages.
Difference Between God's Decrees and God's Will
Metaphor of Jeremiah 18 (to come)
Between a "Settled View" Proponent and an "Open View"
Steps to Presuppositional Apologetics
Blind Faith and the Skeptic
(choose a Huxley, any Huxley)