Tag Archives: Robert Wright

The Problem with the Enlightenment

I’ve always been a big fan of the Enlightenment. When I came across a quote in a paper by Jonathan Haidt and Craig Joseph, however, I began to wonder if all that emphasis on reason and rational action had left … Continue reading

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Goodness is in the Eye of the Beholder

Most of us understand that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. One person’s idea of splendor is another person’s notion of revolting, but could the same be true of goodness? Robert Wright says it is, particularly when it … Continue reading

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The Continuing Irrelevance of Philosophy

I’ve always thought I should love the discipline of philosophy. After all, it studies (my Apple dictionary tells me) “the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence” — topics that are at the heart of my quest for goodness. Once … Continue reading

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Stalking the Wild Interview

My first official interview for The Goodness Project is set for tomorrow with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, poet laureate of Kansas. I’ve got another interview scheduled at the end of June with Zen Master Hae Kwang and Ji Do Poep Sa Nim … Continue reading

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