Category Archives: Pragmatism

George Soros

I’ve been hearing such dark and incredible tales about George Soros’s depravity and deviousness I felt I’d better look into who he is. And what better better place to start than to go directly to the source and read one … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Judaism, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Politics, Pragmatism | Leave a comment

Why our ideas diverge

What are the personal differences that produce pluralism? Here’s a list off the top of my head: What is our stock of life experiences, which serve as points of reference and call for explanation? What is our schema of relevance … Continue reading

Posted in Hermeneutics, Metaphysics, Pragmatism | Leave a comment

Process Theology

I’ve been poking around in several books on Process Philosophy/Theology to see if my own homegrown theology isn’t in fact some version of Process Theology. So far I’m finding some closely matching concepts. (Two big ones: Panentheism and “the lure”.) … Continue reading

Posted in Hermeneutics, Judaism, Pragmatism | Leave a comment

Pluralistic insight

We use whatever concepts we have available to us to understand our experiences. When facing an unfamiliar situation,¬†we intuitively choose a conceptualization that seems to fit in an attempt to make sense of it. And if the first pick fails … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Pragmatism | Leave a comment

Pluritarian Pluriversalism

To someone born into an autistic universe controlled by a single set of strictly logical natural laws, the experience of empathy and the subsequent revelation of an empathic pluriverse redefines the meaning of miracle, and of transcendence, and of religion. … Continue reading

Posted in Anthropology, Biography, Design, Hermeneutics, Ideas, Judaism, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Politics, Pragmatism | Leave a comment

Postenlightenment harmony

Tillich (from The Courage to Be): The whole [Enlightenment] period believed in the principle of “harmony” — harmony being the law of the universe according to which the activities of the individual, however individualistically conceived and performed, lead “behind the … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Philosophy, Politics, Pragmatism | Leave a comment

A newish political framework

(Updated November 25, 2015) No word is more loaded and distorted than the word “liberal”. No word is more crucial, especially right now: deprived of language, the very concept of liberalism is slipping away, its quiet reasonableness drowned out by … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Politics, Pragmatism | Leave a comment