Can Philosophy Help in a Crisis?May 20, 2020
We are months into a global crisis that has claimed at least 300,000 lives around the world and left many others feeling isolated and alone. Can the arts and humanities help us find comfort, connection, and a sense of common purpose in these difficult times? In particular, can philosophy?
Harold G. Neuman
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 -- 8:22 AMIf it were me, and if solace
If it were me, and if solace was needed, I might revisit a perhaps little known work by Frank,Herbert.
This book, read when I was still in high school, helped me make sense of an environment I simply did not understand; people who were also confused by that environment; and the grit necessary to survive the high school. years. I was a stranger there and so were some of my fellow prisoners. The book? Not a blockbuster: The White Plague. What did it do for me? It helped me escape into a fictional world, where things were worse than those in the real one I inhabited.