2021-02Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Philosophy and Meditation

Preview: /Review: Michael Webb, The Whole at Once: A Conversation on Meaning (Austin,TX: Fire Hill Press, 2020), 244 pages./ This is a book about a phenomenological challenge: to reach the depths of meaning. It relies principally on becoming aware of the self and of the core essence of wholes, be they collections of objects or sentences or ideas. But meaning…

2021-02Forum
David Graeber: Purity, Alienation and Dignity

Abstract: David Graeber wrote about debt, jobs and the negative effects of globalization. He was an American anthropologist, anarchist activist, and was an author known for his books Debt: The First 5000 Years, The Utopia of Rules and Bullshit Jobs: A Theory. A professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics, he passed away…

2019-03Forum
What Is Dignity?

Abstract: It stands to reason that a criterion is needed that can serve as a common denominator for weighing or assessing different values or ideals. Dignity is offered as a possible candidate, to be presented from religio-legal and cross-cultural vantages. A definition will be offered for dignity and its parts defended throughout the paper. The approach is not only not rigorously analytic…

2019-01Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
William Sessions on Honor

Preview: /Review of William Lad Sessions’, Honor For Us: A Philosophical Analysis, Interpretation and Defense (New York: Continuum, 2010), 226 pages./ William Lad Sessions in his Honor for Us: A Philosophical Analysis, Interpretation and Defense has written what is likely the very first philosophy of honor as a concept. In writing the definitive text he has done “honor”…