The Problems of Blessing III

When you really get down to it, the most basic practical problem of blessing is one that gnaws miserably at the heart of all ethical action: does it really lies in our power to do good? One of the advantages of thinking our way into ethical relations by following the thread of 'Blessing' is that it… Continue reading The Problems of Blessing III

The Socratic Method, Part 1

Of the many, many things Socrates fathered in Western Society, none more directly messes with my day than the Socratic Method. You know when you're in the presence of the Socratic Method when a teacher or lecturer adopts the "I'm a little tea-pot" pose (one hand bent so that dorsal side of wrist makes contact… Continue reading The Socratic Method, Part 1