What is Just?

Why Social Justice Matters for Everyone, According to a Really Cool Nun

Social justice is one of those phrases I often hear people debating in the news and in other social spaces. And what is interesting about such debates is that people tend to be unclear about what they mean by social justice. This is often true, whether folks are for it or against it. Picture by… Continue reading Why Social Justice Matters for Everyone, According to a Really Cool Nun

Philosophy is for Everyone

Socrates on What People Misunderstand about Goodness

People often misunderstand something about goodness. In Plato’s Republic, Plato portrays Socrates discussing goodness with some of his friends and acquaintances. The word for goodness in the Republic is dikaisoune (δικαισύνη). Now, the English language doesn’t have an exact translation for the word dikaisoune. In the Greek it means something like all of these ideas… Continue reading Socrates on What People Misunderstand about Goodness

Philosophy is for Everyone, What is Moral?

Socrates on What People Misunderstand about Goodness

What do people misunderstand about goodness? Something very important, it turns out. In Plato’s Republic, Plato portrays Socrates discussing goodness with some of his friends and acquaintances. Now it is important to know that the word for goodness in the Republic is dikaisoune (δικαισύνη). And English doesn’t have an exact translation for the word dikaisoune… Continue reading Socrates on What People Misunderstand about Goodness

Called to Adventure, Playfulness

Ash Perrin on Why Your Imagination Matters

Your imagination matters! Even if you are adult. To explain why, let me tell you about a professional playologist named Ash Perrin. Ash Perrin started a group called The Flying Seagull Project.  This project is a group of jugglers, clowns and entertainers. They take play into the most surprising places, like children’s hospitals and refugee… Continue reading Ash Perrin on Why Your Imagination Matters

Philosophy is for Everyone

Aristotle on Unvirtuous Honesty

Can honesty ever be unvirtuous? I think initially many of us would say “no”. After all, many of us feel understandably that honesty is the best policy, as the saying goes. However, recently, I have become concerned about a troubling trend that I will call unvirtuous honesty. To explain what unvirtuous honesty is, it may… Continue reading Aristotle on Unvirtuous Honesty