Monthly Archives: January 2011

Morality is a substitute: Løgstrup and the Daodejing

In Løgstrup’s ethics morality is a substitute.  He writes, “In any given situation, before duty can begin to be relevant, the spontaneous expression of life – trust, mercy, sincerity, and so on – is called forth” (Beyond the Ethical Demand, … Continue reading

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Knud Ejler Løgstrup: The sovereign expressions of life

Knud Ejler Løgstrup (1905-1981) was a Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Aarhus in Denmark.  He is probably the most important Danish philosopher since Kierkegaard.  Løgstrup’s best known book, Den etiske fordring (The Ethical Demand), … Continue reading

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Shunryu Suzuki: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

The book Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind (New York: Weatherhill, 1970), by Shunryu Suzuki, is a favorite of mine.  You don’t have to practice Zen or be a Buddhist to treasure this book.  The wisdom in it is universal.  Suzuki was … Continue reading

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Tertullian: On the resurrection of the flesh

I’ve been too busy as a result of our recent (short-distance) move to write, but now that we’re settled in our new home, I should be able to resume blogging.  Since we knew several months prior to our move that … Continue reading

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