The Idea of Play

Friedrich Schiller, In his Aesthetic Education of Man, writes that, “Man is never so authentically himself as when at play." Play is what we do to be free. The chief source of play is through the productions of art. Take a fly fisherman for example. His attention focuses, time is arrested, and he can stave … Continue reading The Idea of Play

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Jordan Peterson: The Symptom of Chaos

There is something wrong with America today when a Jordan Peterson, A psychology professor in Toronto, is the leading academic in North America. He rose to fame when a Youtube went viral of him bluntly telling his students in class that he would not call a student by their own preferred gender pronoun, and instead … Continue reading Jordan Peterson: The Symptom of Chaos

Immanuel Kant: The Critique of Pure Reason

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher who was born and lived in Königsberg, Prussia. He grew up in a Lutheran Protestant household that focused on the literal interpretation of the Bible. This religious upbringing is taught through the lens of humility and devotion. He enrolled into the University of Königsberg at the age of … Continue reading Immanuel Kant: The Critique of Pure Reason

Depth Psychology Hidden Within Greek Myth and Tragedy

  “There he is,” Frank said. Frank, Daniel had learned, was the group leader. He was a retired philosophy professor.                “There he is!” the woman said holding her wine glass high followed by taking a large sip.               “Excuse my better half, Daniel, she’s ahead of the game here,” Percy said while pointing to … Continue reading Depth Psychology Hidden Within Greek Myth and Tragedy

William James: The Mind-Stuff Theory

Principles of Psychology: The Mind-Stuff Theory Evolutionary Psychology Demands a Mind-Dust.   In a general theory of evolution the inorganic comes first, then the lowest forms of animal and vegetable life, then forms of life that possess mentality, and finally those like ourselves that possess it in a high degree. As long as we keep … Continue reading William James: The Mind-Stuff Theory