Miscellany: “Observation and evidence…and theory”

I was especially moved by your conclusion, which I read as an appeal to people to attempt to trace their standpoints “upstream” as it were to discover the original understanding that was their source and which precipitated down into each of these various positions. I have thought of this often: that even if someone disagrees…

Miscellany: “Ethics and technics”

I have been thinking of technology as something that serves to increase our “reach.” Whatever is my armspan, it is greater if I augment it with a stick, and greater still if I augment it with a flying drone. It struck me that, in some ways, technology serves as a means to overcome space. I…

Miscellany: “debate and/or dialogue”

Plato’s Good is the Good beyond Being. This means that it is not juxtaposed and defined against its opposite. Think of this original and ultimate Good as that which allows us to discriminate between good and bad in any particular instance. No round thing is circularity as such, or the form of the circle itself….