In this video I share some thoughts about Robert Wright’s book “Why Buddhism is True”, specifically about the Buddhist concept of Emptiness. I also talk about Timothy Morton’s work, Object Oriented Ontology, and even Frankenstein. I hope you enjoy it!
Often I’m weighed down with academia – the studying, the contemplating, the research, the writing, the reading, the collegiate, the everything. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy all those aforementioned aspects of the intellectual pursuit but, its easy to get bogged down in it – in a kind of haze or fog. Sometimes you just need to have fun for fun’s sake. Sometimes you just need to revel in the simple pure joy of your family and friends. So…I’ve started a vlog with my wife and kids. It’s nothing special but, its fun and its a great way to spend time with them. Here’s the first one we made. Enjoy! If you like it, give us a thumbs up on YouTube and maybe subscribe. Thanks!
One of the current graduate course I’m taking is a Humanities course exploring Antiquity and the Medieval World. As most courses do, this one requires the completion of a research paper and a presentation outlining the scope of the research project. One of the texts we’ve been examining is the Dead Sea Scrolls found at Qumran, and more specifically the “Commentary on Habakkuk” found there within. This is what I have decided to focus my research upon. Above you’ll see my presentation describing the criteria by which I will be attempting to investigate the text and topic. Feel free to leave a comment letting me know what you think. Also, please ‘Like’ the video on YouTube.
A few months back I completed a graduate course examining 19th-Century thinkers and writers. As part of the course work I wrote a research paper and presented a brief presentation on corresponding to the topic of that research project. In other words, this was a wonderful opportunity to continue my ever-present exploration into the work of Nietzsche. Here, I focused primarily upon his concept of the Death of God, attempting to ground the idea contextually and attempting to explore the idea’s implications by offering a kind of close reading of Nietzsche’s parable of the madmen. I hope you enjoy it! Feel free to leave a comment. Please ‘like’ the video on YouTube if you’d like to see more of these.