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Red Letter Philosophy

Dec 31, 2021

Happy New Year!  In this episode, we make an argument: New Years, if it is to be meaningful, must be seen in the light of the Christmas season.  Cut out of its context, it is shrouded in deep black; its face and its form concealed.  Identity, destiny, and the New Year: on this week’s Red Letter Philosophy.

Dec 24, 2021

Merry Christmas! This week we reflect upon the second greatest Christmas story of all time, namely, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. Why do Advent and Christmas lend themselves to ghost stories? In a ghost story something seemingly insignificant happens. However, after the experience the world looks...

Dec 17, 2021

G. K. Chesterton wrote that, “if disease is beautiful, it is generally someone else's disease. A blind man may be picturesque, but it requires two eyes to see the picture. And similarly even the wildest poetry of insanity can only be enjoyed by the sane.” How do we measure sanity in an insane world? And why should...

Dec 3, 2021

G. K. Chesterton wrote that, “thoughts and theories were once judged by whether they tended to make a man lose his soul… all modern thoughts and theories may be judged by whether they tend to make a man lose his wits." From where do we begin, when we begin? We must agree to begin somewhere, if we are to talk and...