Purpose of my new blog.
I started a blog a little over a year ago. The title is
Luceat Philosophia Nostra – Let Our Philosophy Shine. The site is unsupported and did not receive many visitors. I was in fact burying the light under a bushel basket. I started this new blog and hope to break through the fog. For those of you who followed my old blog (both of you), I will repeat some of the posts. I have been working on an idea that I call “The problem of the Good in a Materialist Society.” I have tried to keep it free from both jargon and specialization so that anyone interested in big questions can follow it. I will post every week. Hope some of you find it interesting and will join the conversation with comments.
Let Philosophy Shine
My purpose is to share conversation about philosophy, conversations that may or may not be deep, but will always be free of jargon and accessible to anyone who is interested. I spent my career teaching philosophy to undergraduates, the vast majority of whom were not philosophy majors. I gave many conference papers and made sure that they were understandable by anyone on the audience while being of interest to those who were specialists. My chief interests are in the classical American philosophers, especially William James, Charles Sanders Peirce, and Josiah Royce, but I am not limited to these ideas. The reason that I want to blog is that I like to share my ideas and I love to hear what other people have to say.
I think that philosophy thrives best when it interacts with other areas such as religion and spirituality, science, beauty in nature, art, poetry, music, ecology, economics, business, public policy, sports, and personal relationships.