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Red Letter Philosophy

Dec 23, 2019

Christmas breaks upon us, and everything changes. What was unknown is made known, what was mythic becomes historic. Come explore the reason for the season. Merry Christmas.

Dec 20, 2019

What is it at which all things aim? What is it that is desired for it’s own sake? What is the virtue of virtues and the good of all goods? We finally arrive at an answer to central question of the season, and to one of the most important questions of life: What is best in life?

Dec 6, 2019

Two questions that cannot be separated: Who are you? Where are you going? Today we learn from a barbarian and a philosopher that our identities and our destinies are intertwined. You cannot discuss the good without discussing the existential. So, who are you and where are you going?

Nov 27, 2019

In his book, "Pensees", the great Blaise Pascal reflected on the brief span of his life, of any of our lives.  He wrote, “I take fright and am amazed to see myself here rather than there; there is no reason for me to be here rather than there, now rather than then.  Who put me here?  By whose command and act were this...

Nov 22, 2019

Nietzsche wrote, "He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how”. Today we discuss what it is that makes life meaningful.  What could be more important?