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Excursions with Edward F. Mooney Pt. II

Excursions with Edward F. Mooney Part II: Intimacy-Therapy, Education, Sensibilities This post is part of an ongoing series. Part I. Part III. Dean Dettloff: Wow. I feel as though you’re already performing this kind of intimacy-therapy on me in this … Continue reading

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Berdyaev on the Nature of Spirit and Reality in Relation to Apologetics

From “The Scientific Discipline of Religion and Christian Apologetics” by Berdyaev (notes link to the original page): Of principal significance for the science of religion is the philosophic problem concerning the character and criterion of reality. There are certain who … Continue reading

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Are the Products of Creativity Necessarily Tragic?

In The Destiny of Man, Berdyaev writes: The aim of creative inspiration is to bring forth new forms of life, but the results are the cold products of civilization, cultural values, books, pictures, institutions, good works. Good works mean the … Continue reading

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Nishitani Keiji on Nicholas Berdyaev

In The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Nishitani discusses the problem of nihilism in western philosophy, presenting a genealogy of sorts that includes a variety of intriguing figures. There is an entire chapter entiteld “Nihilism in Russia,” and Berdyaev curiously appears in … Continue reading

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Berdyaev on Creative Dogmatism

In Repetition, Constantinus suggests that repetition is the “condition sine qua non for every issue of dogmatics” (324). That got me thinking, of course. Dogmatics is a dirty word in philosophy these days, and the reputation is not unwarranted. But … Continue reading

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Guiding Questions for St. Olaf Research

I thought it would be fun to put up a few thoughts and concerns I have driving my research here at St. Olaf. I have two broad goals: 1) have a more comfortable grasp of the concept of “repetition” and … Continue reading

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