"My leaning is to consider philosophy to be something similar to but radically different from other modes of enquiry. Philosophy questions reality at the most fundamental level and in so doing addresses the most basic assumptions and frameworks…"
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My interest in philosophy comes from my religious background - Catholic - and so involved Thomism of the Gilsonian stripe. I have since pursued Hermeneutic Phenomenology (specifically that of Paul Ricouer) and the Pragmatism of CS Peirce. My involvement in public education leads me to turn my mind to questions of what is the general good, and to criticism of the "values" and institutions of our society. My hope is to engage in ongoing conversation about reality and it's public dimension.
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