The Irony of St. Augustine’s Conversion

If you place me in a classic desert-island scenario, I will tell you that my top choice of a book to take with me, no matter how many books you allow me, is St. Augustine's Confessions. It is rightfully one of the classics of Western writing because it has all the marks of a "great… Continue reading The Irony of St. Augustine’s Conversion

Why Do Philosophy? The Conversation that Changed My Life

In the heyday of A.O.L. Instant Messenger, fifteen-year-old me embraced the role of Job's comforters. I didn't realize that's what I was doing at the time, and in hindsight I'd say it's a good thing I did. That's because it exposed me as a shallow fraud. Thanks to a conversation with my friend Tom one… Continue reading Why Do Philosophy? The Conversation that Changed My Life