The Pseudo Philosopher

Dr. X
Philosophy and some other stuff too
Created 13 Feb 2021
  • So, what do you do?
    27 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    There is such a thing as a, “toxic work environment.” Many of you have worked in one. It is likely that some of you still do. There are lots of things that can make a workplace toxic and often times t...
  • Me, Myself, and Hemingway
    22 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    “Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary...” - Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast Necessary is a troubling word in ...
  • The Needs of the Many...
    17 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    First, a confession. I love Star Trek. Now put a pin in that, we will come back to it. The other night as I sat at a school committee meeting in our district and looked over the remarks I had prepared...
  • Order and Chaos
    11 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    “We control our reasoned choice and all acts that depend on that moral will. What is not under our control are the body and any of our parts…” - Epictetus It would be tragic if it was not such a clich...
  • Fuck Cancer: Volume I
    08 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 0 2
    By nature, I am not an overly positive person. I don’t know if this is a character flaw and I don’t even know if ‘character flaw’ is the right way to express my predisposition for negative thoughts. P...
  • See ya, Summer!
    29 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Every summer feels a little too short. I have been a teacher for seventeen years and I do not remember any summer seeming long, let alone too long. There are a lot of things about a career in teaching...
  • The Camino and the Pandemic
    20 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Regarding Santiago de Compostela Jack Hitt once quoted an ancient document when he wrote, “Its doors are open to all, well and ill, not only to Catholics, but to pagans, Jews, heretics, the idler and ...
  • Truth, Post Truth, and Post-Post Truth
    09 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    Truth can be complicated. Most historians and philosophers would tell you that multiple, seemingly contradictory truths can coexist due to the very simple fact that one’s perspective causes one to see...
  • Why Didn't We Learn About This In High School?
    01 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. In case you have not been paying attention lately, there are a lot of people, including some state legislative bodies, that...
  • The Art of the Historical Apology and the Twitter Machine
    17 Jun 2021 • 3 min read
    An actual Twitter exchange: @TheBuddhaBeaer: What exactly is wrong with learning about Critical Race Theory? @dlrising: It ignores the progress and the founding fathers (sic) vision of equality. It br...
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