This really isn’t as daunting a post to read as you might imagine. Hugh Curtler is a trained philosopher who knows how to express his thoughts so even the least philosophical of us can grasp them easily. His ideas are not dumbed down; they are clear. Please take a few minutes to read his thoughts on what We the People and our 2016 Presidential candidates should be doing.
Many years ago, in my misspent youth, I read an article in the Sunday paper, written by a Nun, that developed the notion that great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, and small minds discuss people. I have always thought that was an interesting notion and it may have been (in a small way) the reason I decided to pursue a PhD in philosophy. At the very least, I didn’t want my mind to atrophy and I thought philosophy was the sort of subject that could keep my mind alive well into my dotage: questions that don’t have answers! Well, here I am.
But, with the exception of a few bright people who post blogs and comment from time to time about the issues, I appear to be surrounded by small minds discussing people. I am speaking of the elections, of course, in which ideas are scarce if present at…
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