Categories
Architecture Claude Parent Paul Virilio Roman Catholicism

Paul Virilio and the Bunker Church to St. Bernadette

Lately I’ve been reading up on Paul Virilio, French philosopher of technology, who started as a stained-glass artist and now practices as an architect designing public housing for the poor in Paris. A truly model Catholic philosopher. In particular, I’ve been mulling over a church he designed with Claude Parent, dedicated to St. Bernadette in […]

Categories
Stuff I'm Doing Uncategorized

Repeating…

I’ve been meaning to dust off this old corner of the internet for quite a while. Since my writing here thinned and eventually stopped altogether, I completed my MA at the Institute for Christian Studies (writing a thesis on Peter Sloterdijk’s analysis of cynicism and his later work on religion), entered the PhD program at […]

Categories
Epistemology Existentialism Fear and Trembling G. W. F. Hegel German Idealism Immanuel Kant Johannes de Silentio Lee Braver Realism and Anti-Realism Søren Kierkegaard

Lee Braver on Kierkegaard and Transgressive Realism

Here are some blog-adapted scraps I’ve decided not to use for a paper, but seem to me to be nonetheless worth saving. They also touch on some of the issues I’ve been gesturing toward in Hart and Zuidervaart in previous posts. In an essay entitled “A Brief History of Continental Realism,”[1] Braver offers a historical […]

Categories
Edward F. Mooney Hans-Georg Gadamer Hermeneutics

Gadamerian Reflections on My Conversation with Ed Mooney

Recently, I interviewed Ed Mooney, a Kierkegaard scholar, philosopher, and poet, among other things. The interview was carried out more like a conversation than a series of questions to be answered. In correspondence, Ed and I have agreed that this gave the interview a very unique flavor and allowed a certain play and freedom to […]

Categories
Franz Rosenzweig Hilary Putnam Philosophy

Searching for Butterness

I’ve been reading and re-reading Franz Rosenzweig’s Understanding the Sick and the Healthy. It’s an incredibly fast read and well worth the time. It manages to accomplish quite a bit in its brevity (72 pages), and while the content does not feel philosophically rigorous, this is in fact its rigor. This explains the introductory essay […]

Categories
Analytic Philosophy Education Edward F. Mooney Edward F. Mooney Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophy Professional Philosophy Søren Kierkegaard

Excursions with Edward F. Mooney Pt. III

Excursions with Edward F. Mooney Part III: Whirling, Living, Dancing This post is part of an ongoing series. Part I. Part II.  Dean Dettloff: You covered a lot of ground in your previous answer, Ed, anticipating a few other questions I could have followed-up with. Your previous response ended in a reflection highlighting the pin-wheeled […]

Categories
Education Edward F. Mooney Henry Bugbee Philosophy Professional Philosophy Psychology Søren Kierkegaard Writing

Excursions with Edward F. Mooney Pt. II

Excursions with Edward F. Mooney Part II: Intimacy-Therapy, Education, Sensibilities This post is part of an ongoing series. Part I. Part III. Dean Dettloff: Wow. I feel as though you’re already performing this kind of intimacy-therapy on me in this interview alone! The themes of renewal you trace are neither bound to psychological experience nor […]

Categories
Analytic Philosophy Continental Philosophy Edward F. Mooney Philosophy Poetry Professional Philosophy Søren Kierkegaard Suffering Writing

Excursions with Edward F. Mooney Pt. I

Excursions with Edward F. Mooney Part I: Style, Lyricism, and Lost Intimacy This post is part of an ongoing series. Part II. Part III. Here is the first part of my interview with Ed Mooney. I first encountered Ed’s work as I studied the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard. Ed managed to open Kierkegaard’s work up […]

Categories
Edward F. Mooney Edward F. Mooney Interviews Philosophy Søren Kierkegaard Stuff I'm Doing Stuff I'm Writing

Upcoming Interview with Ed Mooney

I am very pleased to announce that I will soon be posting an interview with Edward F. Mooney. Ed is an incredible scholar of Kierkegaard, Thoreau, and Bugbee, among other figures and things. I have found him inspiring in my own research, and he has been a great help to the development of this blog. […]

Categories
Nikolai Berdyaev

Berdyaev on the Nature of Spirit and Reality in Relation to Apologetics

From “The Scientific Discipline of Religion and Christian Apologetics” by Berdyaev (notes link to the original page): Of principal significance for the science of religion is the philosophic problem concerning the character and criterion of reality. There are certain who might suspect me of docetism and monophysitism. This would be, certainly, a misunderstanding, the product […]