Tag Archives: University of Michigan

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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Done In by the Facts

I’ve long suspected that the path to goodness can only be paved by fact. If  you don’t have a strong sense of what’s real, what’s accurate and what isn’t, how the heck can you do what’s right? For example, a … Continue reading

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Today in Goodness

Quick hits from the goodness trail. Bloggers at The Washington Post’s On Faith site discuss whether the environmental crisis of the Gulf oil spill is also a moral crisis. Today’s college students appear to be suffering from an empathy deficit, … Continue reading

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