The Revolutionary Figure of the Beautiful, Self-Improved Soul

Goethe by Georg Melchior Kraus. Courtesy Goethe Museum By Justine Kolata / 07.24.2017 PhD Candidate in Modern Languages University of Cambridge In a global culture that appears increasingly obsessed with radical individualism, narcissistic presentations of self, and incendiary political rhetoric, it is hard to imagine that society once cared about the beauty of the soul. But,[…]

Five Tips for Mastering the Art of Enough

By Elizabeth Millard / 09.01.2017 The Freedom of Letting Go of ‘Stuff’ Do you sometimes snack mindlessly on mediocre food? Buy clothes that don’t really fit? Binge-watch TV shows when you really need sleep? You’re not alone. Our culture has become almost fanatically centered on consumption of all types, and it’s affecting our health, happiness,[…]

Nature in John Locke’s ‘Essay Concerning Human Understanding’

Portrait of John Locke, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1697 / State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia By Dr. Garth Kemerling / 11.12.2011 Professor of Philosophy Capella University Philosophy Pages In addition to the vital awareness of God and morality that guides proper action, practical human knowledge requires some familiarity with the physical world whose features so clearly[…]