Category: Philosophy

What is Wisdom and Who is Wise?

a black and white image of an old man

Age is often equated with wisdom. This belief is based on the idea that knowledge is something which is accumulated, but I dispute this. I don’t believe knowledge and experience are things that are stored up, as many people believe, in the cells of… Continue Reading “What is Wisdom and Who is Wise?”

The Nature of Forms: Where Plato Went Wrong

I’ve been thinking about the way our thoughts and feelings relate to the external world, and considering the nature of our reactions to external things and how those reactions occur independently of the nature of the objects we perceive. Allow me to elaborate a… Continue Reading “The Nature of Forms: Where Plato Went Wrong”

The Insanity of the Envy of the Circumstances of Others

A large building with a mowed lawn in the foreground

Some thoughts occurred to me while watching a video today. When the video loaded, and displayed a tranquil scene of a cabin in the wilderness, lit by lamps, with an open fire, and with the rain beating down outside, it triggered an emotion in… Continue Reading “The Insanity of the Envy of the Circumstances of Others”

I Don’t Even Exist

A man with his hood up sat on a wooden bench looking out over a lake

Those who are familiar with my philosophical outlook will know that I describe human beings as puppets under the control of an omnipresent God. It’s important to mention that I use the word puppets rather than the word robots to describe human beings, and… Continue Reading “I Don’t Even Exist”

God is the Cause of Both ‘Evil’ and ‘Sin’

A hand holding an apple

For today’s post in my Praise and Prose series, I’d like to discuss how our use of language might change in order to reflect the truth that God is in control of everything that happens which Christians (and people of other faiths) describe as… Continue Reading “God is the Cause of Both ‘Evil’ and ‘Sin’”