Being-in, In-Human

I wrote a piece on the phenomenology of place--colored by lenses of sin and redemption--and what it means to be in one.  The full thing is here, but first, a snippet: Who is not, from one hour to the next, one day to another, beset by worry about being in the right place at the … Continue reading Being-in, In-Human

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A Short: What is Philosophy?

In yesterday morning's reads, I came across this piece by Charlie Huenemann, "Why philosophers should hang out at the humanists' parties" at Aeon Magazine, but delayed it until today.  It is quite bad, altogether misconstrues the nature of philosophical reasoning, and demonstrates that having a PhD in philosophy does not mean you know what "philosophy" … Continue reading A Short: What is Philosophy?

Semiotics and Science

Although not yet a widely understood field, semiotics--defined briefly as the study of the action of signs--is beginning to make a name for itself; in Europe, at least.  In my experience so far in the United States, most people outside of a limited circle who know something of "semiotics" know what is in fact semiology, … Continue reading Semiotics and Science