Category Archives: Philosophy

Women’s Ways of Knowing

On this International Woman’s Day (March 8, 2019) I would refer my male friends to the book, Women’s Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind. I read it back in the ’80s, and if I was not … Continue reading

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Gender Fluidity in the Bible

What Happens When Queer Theory is Applied to Scripture? A talk given on March 21, 2018 at the Anglican Parish of St. George the Martyr, Cadboro Bay, in the Municipal District of Saanich, a suburb within Greater Victoria, BC, as … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Levinas (Part Six-A)

Presence Note: This is the first half of the sixth part in an ongoing commentary on Emmanuel Levinas’s essay “God and Philosophy” (1974). a) In this section Levinas draws on Husserl and Heidegger to describe “consciousness of . . .”. … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Levinas (Part Five-B)

Insomnia Note: This is the second half of the fifth part in an ongoing commentary on Emmanuel Levinas’s essay “God and Philosophy” (1974). It’s longer than usual. This next paragraph is even more dense than usual, so I will take … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Levinas (Part Four)

Beyond the Polarity of Faith and Reason Note: This is the fourth part in an ongoing commentary on Emmanuel Levinas’s essay “God and Philosophy” (1974). 4. One can, to be sure, also claim that the God of the Bible has … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Levinas (Part Three)

A Destruction of Transcendence 3. Philosophical discourse must therefore be able to embrace God of whom the Bible speaks – if, that is, this God has a meaning. But once thought, this God is immediately situated within the “gesture of … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Levinas (Part Two)

The Gesture of Being 2. This dignity of an ultimate and royal discourse comes to Western philosophy by virtue of the rigorous coincidence between the thought in which philosophy stands and the reality in which this thought thinks.For thought, this … Continue reading

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