Tag: Daniel A. Kaufman

  • The Electric Agora at 6 (Going on 7) and Our Best Year Yet!

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ The Electric Agora launched in 2015 and by that year’s end had been read by 6,270 people, some 33,721 times. This struck me as quite a lot, given that we never advertised or marketed the site in any way, other than sustaining Twitter and Facebook accounts, where we we promote […]

  • Meaning, Intelligibility, Morality, and God: A Conversation with Joshua Rasmussen, Part 1

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ The first of a two-part conversation with Joshua Rasmussen of Azusa Pacific University on a broad variety of issues, related to the meaning of life, morality, the intelligibility of the world, and God. Technical difficulties interrupted us, so the conversation is being presented in two parts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-p33YkCHXA&list=PLFBaXJ7yNOYERObvjSkJfoDOgtMWVhWse&index=9&ab_channel=ElectricAgora 02:50 Meaning in […]

  • Morality and Distance

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ There are two conceptions of distance that I am interested in with respect to moral questions: Emotional distance: the distance from sentiments and feelings that results when one adopts a disinterested stance, in response to morally significant situations. Theoretical distance: the distance from the particularities of circumstances, people, and relationships […]

  • Three Constraints on the Philosophy of Art

    by Daniel A. Kaufman _____ Preliminary Remarks After a brief hiatus in the last century, the search for a definition of ‘art’ has resumed with great vigour. Wittgensteinians may bemoan this as intellectual atavism, an anachronistic longing for “essences,” but I am inclined to think that the revival of the question of ‘art’ ’s definition […]