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Philosophy | 26 Jul 2010

The Moral Naturalists

There are no facts, only interpretations. – Friedrich Nietzsche- Notebooks (Summer 1886 – Fall 1887) According to Yale Psychologist Professor Paul Bloom-  Perhaps the good life doesn’t require constant warfare. Perhaps people are better off if their multiple selves establish a truce, respecting one another’s different strengths, and working together to satisfy shared goals. Pl […]

Philosophy &Poetry | 22 May 2009

To the Consolations of Philosophy

W.S. Merwin is a major American writer whose poetry, translations, and prose.The intentions of Merwin’s poetry are as broad as the biosphere yet as intimate as a whisper. He conveys in the sweet simplicity of grounded language a sense of the self where it belongs, floating between heaven, earth, and underground. To the Consolations of […]

Life &Philosophy | 08 Apr 2009

The End of Philosophy

This is a deeply insightful & relevant piece by one of my favorite NYT Columnist David Books The End of Philosophy. Socrates talked. The assumption behind his approach to philosophy, and the approaches of millions of people since, is that moral thinking is mostly a matter of reason and deliberation: Think through moral problems. Find […]

Philosophy &Poetry | 27 Feb 2009

Time & Eternity

As such continuing my fascination with -Time .. with T.S. Eliot’s – Four Quartets, in which Eliot uses language to reflect the finite nature of life and the infinity of existence. Time more than anything defines the contrasting dimensions of relative existence: an apparent snare with no escape, a continuum of change ever wearing away […]

Philosophy &Poetry | 04 Feb 2009


Czeslaw Milosz’s poetry is mostly autobiographical confessions dealing with the effects of exile, religious or metaphysical fragments, historical and literary analyses.  Acclaimed as a Catholic poet,  Milosz has also a strong “Pantheist” element in his work. They say someone has invented you but to me this does not sound convincing for humans has invented themselves […]

Philosophy &Poetry &Science | 08 Jun 2008

Mapping the Genome

What good is science to poets? And what good is poetry to scientists? According to Poet Michael Symmons Roberts science moves faster than the ethical debate, so it takes poets time to react to new developments. Genomics, a topic that he is interested in, is a good example. “It’s so new that the deeper metaphors […]

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