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By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; otherwise, you’ll become a philosopher. ~Socrates Socrates was married. We know that from several sources. Socrates had more than one child. That is also mentioned in several sources … Continue reading
Nothing Bothers Me No, Really. Nothingness Keeps Me Up At Night. Stanley Rosen, Friedrick Nietzsche, and I have something in common. We’re all concerned with squirrels, or rather, a world without squirrels. Ok, to be more specific, a world without … Continue reading
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Teleology is basically the study of how everything fits, from top to bottom, within a system. Since I’m a “big picture” kind of guy, I tend to present topics or units to my students from the bird’s eye view and … Continue reading
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My philosophy of teaching is, in essence, a type of letting go. It is a philosophy that attempts to reveal to my students the solid but sometimes ethereal bonds that we share with a larger community that goes back millennia. … Continue reading
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How do you describe light in terms of shadows? You certainly can’t construct light from its absence. How does one reveal to another what the other has yet to experience? With all due respect to Mr. Morrison, I don’t believe … Continue reading
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