For 2012: Hegel and a New World to Come

Close to what, for some, is a date inscribed with an apocalyptic script, I’m reminded of Derrida’s comment that we will never be done reading and rereading Hegel. “Besides, it is not difficult to see that ours is a birth-time and a period of transition to a new era. Spirit has broken with the world itContinue reading “For 2012: Hegel and a New World to Come”

An Ethical Person

I’ve just started a summer semester, and I’m teaching environmental ethics.  What continues to strike me is how difficult it is to get people to recognize that they need to study ethics.  In terms of the Socratic axiom, it’s difficult to get people to realize that their ethical life needs examining.  So many people thinkContinue reading “An Ethical Person”