When I was an undergraduate, I did not know what philosophy was. My ignorant assumption was that the role of a philosopher is to prove the existence of the Judeo-Christian God through specious reasoning. I steered clear of those courses; but now I wish I hadn’t. Because that’s not what philosophy is at all. Having missed a college education in...
You’re driving through a long, dark tunnel. You know the tunnel ends. You have consulted a map and noted its length—longer than most, but certainly not the longest on earth—but the thing seems infinite. While you did not note your time of entry, you judge that it’s been at least a couple of hours. According to the mileage signs, you’re...
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