responsibility to one’s neighbor

Zimmermann and Klassen compare Heidegger, Gadamer and Levinas: Hans Georg Gadamer … emphasizes the point that ideas for our interpretation of the world do not simply pop into our heads from nowhere but are passed on to us through tradition. …We must begin not with greater totalities such as Heidegger’s Being or Gadamer’s tradition butContinue reading “responsibility to one’s neighbor”

don’t forget to spell it with an H

Lewis’ sentiments on the weightiness of being human come through beautifully in these two passages from Prince Caspian (chapters 13 and 15 respectively). Take heed all those who “come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve.” “Very well, I will dictate,” said Peter. And while the Doctor spread out a parchment and opened hisContinue reading “don’t forget to spell it with an H”

they flash upon that inward eye

Petrarch, in his letter called “The Ascent of Mount Ventoux,” quotes a passage from book ten of Augustine’s Confessions: “And men go about to wonder at the heights of the mountains, and the mighty waves of the sea, and the wide sweep of rivers, and the circuit of the ocean, and the revolution of theContinue reading “they flash upon that inward eye”