Philosophy

Heroes are hard to come by. With the death of Lt. General Hal Moore last Friday, the loss is particularly acute given his extraordinary leadership skills.

There are two types of heroes, those who demonstrate physical courage in the face of extreme danger, and those … Read More

With all the noise in the world – much of it negative – it seems pretty clear that change is necessary and it begins with each of us.

When religious historian Karen Armstrong discussed a long desired wish for a better world at a TED … Read More

The Power of Persistence

From time to time, people contact me for a variety of reasons. Some tell me stories. Some ask for help. Some even send books.

After reading my commentary, The Wrath of Kant, former high school English teacher and author Bill Kraft offered to send … Read More

The Answer Man

Writer Arlen Faber is a god.

After authoring the global phenomenon, Me and God, everyone and their grandmother wants answers to the great unanswered questions in life. The problem is world famous (J.K. Rowling famous) Arlen doesn’t want to talk to anyone.

Well, that’s … Read More

The Ethics of Nothing

Throughout millennia, philosophers have pondered questions like: What is good? What is truth? What is justice?

In the world of Seinfeld, Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer ponder nothing but themselves. However, all display a variety of philosophical types.

George is the fatalist. “My father … Read More

The Upside

Anthony Weiner, Bernie Madoff, low economy, high unemployment, questionable housing, if you’re house hasn’t already been hit by a flood or tornado.

How do you remain optimistic in an atmosphere of so much negative news?

In an intriguing TIME magazine cover story (The Science Read More

Star Trek: The Wrath of Kant

So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world. – Immanuel Kant

Surely, I have made my meaning plain. I mean to avenge myself upon you, Admiral. – Khan, genetically enhanced superhuman who justifies his evil actions … Read More