AMERICA’S REAL CROSSROADS: ABOUT THAT EQUALITY THING

I recently gave a talk on Hannah Arendt’s analysis of Western political experience. Afterwards, a man came up to me and said “There’s no such thing as equality.” He doesn’t get it. Of course there is no equality of traits like strength, talent, good looks, education, social status, and economic position among humans. But the … More AMERICA’S REAL CROSSROADS: ABOUT THAT EQUALITY THING

JONATHAN EDWARDS-Part III: THE SENSE OF BEAUTY

For Edwards, “the emotions are one and the same with whatever is meant by the will.” This is something that Edwards’ enemies could not understand. …[T]o the Davenports, emotions are irresistible seizures, like love in popular balladry, and man is their victim; to the Chauncys, emotion is something to be measured out in judicious quantities … More JONATHAN EDWARDS-Part III: THE SENSE OF BEAUTY