Don't Philosophize Only with a Hammer

Introduction In a previous post entitled The Art of Enquiry I had divided enquiry into six dimensions with the vertical dimension being contrasted with the horizontal one: "The horizontal dimension…


Philosophy is not a product

Many people are looking to philosophy the same way some who suffer look for a drug: they want something for the pain. But this is not doing philosophy. This is buying the spiritual equivalent of a…


On Ethical Selection

Introduction Charles Darwin, in the fifth edition of his classic On the Origin of Species, introduced the phrase “survival of the fittest” as a way to describe the mechanism of natural selection,…


Doing Philosophy

https://soundcloud.com/anametheus/what-is-philosophy-part-3-doing-philosophy (in the clip above you'll find an audio version of the post below) Introduction In this third part of this series we’re…


Philosopher: Lover of Wisdom

https://soundcloud.com/anametheus/what-is-philosophy-part2-philosopher-lover-of-wisdom (in the clip above you'll find an audio version of the post below) Introduction This is the second part of a…


Sophia, Sophists, and Socrates

https://soundcloud.com/anametheus/what-is-philosophy-part-1-sophia-sophists-and-socrates (in the clip above you'll find an audio version of the post below) Introduction Ever since I moved to the…


Monastery of One

A short film on the passing of time in solitude, practice, and reflection. https://youtu.be/iprATC6Tk84


The Art of Enquiry

“I already know how to ask questions, what more is there to learn?” Under normal circumstances, nobody receives extensive lessons in the use of one’s hands and fingers for everyday tasks like…