Philosophy and learning how to live
How to live is the big question in life and the focus of a large segment of philosophy. A meaningful life depends on answering this question and acting accordingly.
We live with a framework about how the world works, our purpose and place, and what is right and wrong. We may not be conscious of that framework, or our philosophy of life, but it guides our actions all the same. We benefit as individuals and as a society from a examining the principles guiding our thoughts and actions. More importantly is gaining the wisdom and experience necessary to act in accordance with our principle.
This part of my website contains my thoughts on this important topic. It focuses broadly on the topic of how to live with an emphasis on ethics and moral philosophy. Perhaps my efforts to develop a philosophy of living and to act accordingly will interest or help others.
Here are links to my essays on philosophy topics:
- Essays – How to Live
- How to be good
- Reconciling Secular and Religious Perspectives on Moral Codes
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, and moral law
- The Times They are A-changin’
- Greek Philosophy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- The Moral Animal – A Brief Review
Here are my philosophy related posts:
- Political decay — Insights from Francis Fukuyama
- Character should matter in elections
- Fearless sifting and winnowing
- So much we don’t understand — spooky action at a distance
- Mowing the lawn, duty, living your dream, and happiness
- Philosophy, Politics, & Democracy — Teaching Plato in Palestine
- FX’s “The Americans” and moral conflict
- The value of a traditional liberal arts education
- Should we trust our feelings in making moral judgments?