Category Archives: Arendt

More than Justified

An essay regarding the natures of love, values, justification, and being with particular reference to Emmanuel Levinas In an excerpt from his book, One Body, Alexander Pruss says, It is not love … that justifies the general willingness to act … Continue reading

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Effecting the Transcendent

(I would like to thank Paul Newall and Dr. William T. Clark, III, for taking the time to read through the various versions of the thoughts and expressions contained herein (originally posted as The Thin Red Line: Grace in the … Continue reading

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The Thin Red Line: Grace in the midst of war?, Part 7 of 12

(Continued from Part 6) 7. Perception and unexpectedness Of course, neither a sense of responsibility nor any act done in service to a responsibility is necessarily a matter or a manifestation of the transcendent. Responsibility can be a product of … Continue reading

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The Thin Red Line: Grace in the midst of war?, Part 5 of 12

(Continued from Part 4) 5. Welsh and the wounded soldier Welsh often seems to deride or mock the transcendent which animates Witt, but there is one scene in particular which suggests that Welsh’s apparent derision for the transcendent has absolutely … Continue reading

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The Thin Red Line: Grace in the midst of war?, Part 2 of 12

(Continued from Part 1) 2. The problem of the transcendent By juxtaposing the way of grace and the way of nature, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life enlivens the sense that grace is something transcendent, a matter of other-worldliness. Grace, … Continue reading

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Is Derek Parfit a Speculative Realist?

The term Speculative Realism designates an apparently new trend or movement within philosophy. The term is said to have been coined in 2006 by Ray Brassier1 in preparation for a conference held at Goldsmiths College, London, in April, 2007. Participants … Continue reading

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About ‘Militant Modern Atheism’ and Religion

Abstract: This essay first discusses the non-eliminable shortcomings (or vacuousness) found in the most vociferous versions of contemporary atheism as put forth in Philip Kitcher’s “Militant Modern Atheism”. The essay then proceeds to the problems which Kitcher’s preferred secular humanism … Continue reading

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