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Red Letter Philosophy

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?

Nov 8, 2019

Albert Camus, philosopher and novelist, once wrote that there was only one genuine philosophical problem: suicide.  Camus wrote that, “Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest . . .comes afterwards."  Are we, like the mythic Sisyphus,...