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Florence the Goose

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Florence is a goose. I think of her as my goose although I don’t own her. She belongs to me in my imagination, although she is a real flesh and blood and feathers goose. She lives in the park a block away, where there is a pond. It is called West Lake … Read More

Ecotopia and Political Expectations

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Three Lectures on Paul Tillich by Paul Lee “There is a divinity that shapes our ends rough-hew them how we will.” Shakespeare There are three concepts to consider at the outset: palimpsest, occultation, and aletheia, the Greek word for truth. Palimpsest is the overlayering of texts, literally meaning “scraped again,” as in … Read More

On the Wings of Thymós

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by Paul A. Lee On the Wings of Thymós The plumage that was Plato’s is indicated by the name given to the group of those who followed Socrates-the fellowship of the swan. Philosophy, according to Socrates, is swan song, with one foot in the grave, meditating on finitude, mortality and having to … Read More

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