Wolf

Confucius, Nietzsche, and Wolf Totem

Confucius, Nietzsche, and Wolf Totem: The Culture of the Wolf versus the Civilization of Sheep George A. Dunn We have learned differently. We have become more modest in every way. We no longer derive man from “the spirit” or “the deity,” we have placed him back among the animals.             ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist…

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown and Existentialism

Charlie Brown and Existentialism Check out this article about Peanuts and existentialism published by Vanity Fair. It’s pretty good, but the focus on Kierkegaard misses the more important existentialist connections. I would have liked to read a discussion of the Great Pumpkin and Waiting for Godot. And what about The Myth of Sisyphus and Charlie…

Jedi

Could the Jedi Be the Bad Guys?

Here’s something to read while you wait for your copy of The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy to arrive from Amazon. Could the Jedi be the bad guys? Jonathan V. Last thinks so. Click here for 9 reasons to answer yes.