Friday Flotsam: A few Quick Points on Authority and Other Things

A few quick conclusions crystalized or articulated over the past week or so. 1. Authority derives from relations and consequent responsibility. In fact, ‘responsibility’ is in a sense only another term for ‘authority’. Because to the extent that you are responsible for something, you must be able to exercise decision making power over it. 2. … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: A few Quick Points on Authority and Other Things

Keystone Truths: The Transcendent Manifests in the Concrete

One of the keystones for understanding the world, as I see it, is this: men desire the transcendent, but only experience the concrete. I say we desire the transcendent. Freedom, love, justice, happiness, and so on. There are indeed people who seem to desire nothing but pleasure or material things, but in the first place … Continue reading Keystone Truths: The Transcendent Manifests in the Concrete