Friday, April 13, 2018

spring 2018

See the site home page, left column, for the current update.

March 24 | I’m organizing—grouping, subgrouping, and sequencing—approximately 250 bibliography items (the actual books, many of which are edited collections under a given topic) relative to the 11 Areas of The Project.
(If you haven’t been keeping up, that may seem exotic, if not merely precursory).

Sunday, February 25, 2018

valuing higher society

What’s “higher” about higher education? That’s easy to answer relative to notions of academic achievement. But what makes a domain of achievement higher? Originally, in classical Greek times (The Platonic Academy), the question might well be put as: Why philosophy?

Philosophy didn’t express a love of sophistry; it sought to advance genuine sophistication: philo-sophy. We standardly equate that -sophy with wisdom, yet the Greek sense of -sophia was more holistic than our modern sense of life-orienting good sense or exemplary prudence.

Obviously, philosophy can make a Difference, i.e., advance differentiations that matter for practical thinking. Below, I’m improvising an example.

Friday, February 9, 2018

closure on an era of writing: 2004-2017

I’ve organized 13 years of Web pages and postings into—as—a unified work,
not to have myself dwell on that integrated scaffolding. Rather, I’m performing
a transition beyond all of that (“of” The Project), as now-demonstrated appropri-ation of many years’ improvisations in light of The Project which the pointillism of years implicitly anticipated; and now implicitly warrants as cohering work,
in terms of a “monographic” organization of it all.