The Epic Virus and Examined Life

Nothing like an Epic Virus to remind one how connections work. Members of this current batch of humans share just about everything of themselves, like it or not, even their money, some more some less than others. Life swarms with sounds we can’t hear, and teems down pouring itself empty with flying bugs and crawlingContinue reading “The Epic Virus and Examined Life”

“Examined Life”: Socrates on Ice; or, Engaged Life: Riding the Clutch with Today’s Philosophers

In Astra Taylor’s film “Examined Life” (2008, DVD 2011), the camera captures contemporary thinkers walking through everyday environments that reflect and frame their dialogue. But there’s not much dialogue, more monologue, which is what I assume is Martha Nussbaum’s complaint in her upset and defecting review in The Point Magazine, “Inheriting Socrates” (Winter, 2010). I canContinue reading ““Examined Life”: Socrates on Ice; or, Engaged Life: Riding the Clutch with Today’s Philosophers”