Tag: Augustine

  • An Ethical Response to Fascism

    by E. John Winner ___ There can be a profound difference between confrontation and conflict. Confrontation simply involves facing the world as it is, and facing others as they are. Doing so can bring out the most creative of our resources; the most charitable toward others. Conflict can establish unbreachable barriers between ourselves and others, […]

  • On Wanting and Doing: A Conversation with CriSpin Sartwell

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ In this episode of Sophia, I talk with Crispin Sartwell of Dickinson College about my essay, “Wanting and Doing.” [https://theelectricagora.com/2021/05/25/wanting-and-doing/] We discuss action, desire, and powerlessness as understood in Christian theology and contemporary addiction discourse.  https://youtu.be/F4zXOajVfmQ 4:04 Wanting and doing in Christian and Addiction Discourse. 36:54 Overeating and the Problem […]

  • Wanting and Doing

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. –Paul, Letter to the Romans 7.15 (Revised Standard Version) ___ Remarks by Crispin Sartwell on addiction, during our second dialogue on my Prolegomena for a Pluralist Metaphysics, […]