Joy followed by despair is our tragedy but also our hope, for the worst of times, like the best, always pass away. Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy The Biblical Flood That Will Drown California I read the headline above yesterday and thought: “Give me a break – yet another exaggeration.” Then I read the […]
A today well lived makes every yesterday a memory filled with happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Kālidāsa was a Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language of India.
We should see one important social function of practical ethicists as widening the Overton window and pushing the public and political debate towards reasoned deliberation and respectful disagreement. In the mid-1990s, Joseph Overton, a researcher at the US think tank the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, proposed the idea of a ‘window’ of socially acceptable […]
the concept of “relational properties” (properties that exist due to a relationship between something and something else), to distinguish them from properties of a thing. A remarkable insight in the study of complex systems is the importance of thinking in terms of dependencies or relationships. This is a key difference from reductionist approaches. Here I […]
Email exchange started by Nicole Morgan with additions from Ruben Nelson and Steven Kurtz all CACOR members. Nation-states came late to history, and there’s plenty of evidence to suggest they won’t make it to the end of the century. Original Article… Trump’s tweet was set against the German chancellor Angela Merkel’s offer, one year earlier, […]