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Archive for May, 2016


Dogs, God, Goya, and Levinas

Dogs, God, Goya, and Levinas

May 10th, 2016

Here is an blog post on the connection between dogs and spirituality. It includes a touching anecdote from Levinas on a dog’s recognition of his humanity: There were seventy of us in a forestry commando unit for Jewish prisoners of war in Nazi Germany. . . . We were beings entrapped in their species; despite […]


Allen Wood’s Interview on Kant, et al.

May 9th, 2016

3 AM’s interview with Allen Wood This is a incredibly rich interview with Kant scholar Allen Wood. There’s a lot in this interview (including a subtle discussion of utilitarianism, a plug for reading Fichte more, and a shout out to a deep cut from St. Anselm’s De Casu Diaboli). But the headline discussion is Wood’s […]