I am Jeffrey Williams, and welcome you to my blog. Most know me as a simple semiliterate biker who lives somewhere under a bridge – an occupation that affords ample time for reflection on things in the world. My primary interest is our time of vertigo as announced by the Madman in Die Fröhliche Wissenschaft and poetic thinking of Sein.
This blog concerns thoughts, poems and arguments on Being, philosophy and our place in cosmos. All comments are welcome.
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Wir kommen für die Götter zu spät und zu früh für das Sein, dessen angefangenes Gedicht ist der Mensch.Martin Heidegger: Aus der Erfahrung des Denkens
In a world too brightly lit we loose the depth of night.In a world without soil we loose our soul.In a world absent deep deep harmony we become flat.In this world of meandering consciousness many cry out for meaning.Meaning is what they can least afford and mean instead comfort, assurance.The bedtime story of divine purpose,Continue reading “World Too Brightly Lit”
Bernardo Kastrup is garnering attention with his revival of Metaphysical Idealism, especially among some Christian thinkers, and several of whom have appeared in conversation on this channel. This attention is partially due to surprise: Metaphysical Idealism has been out of favor for quite some time and bucks a major trend in philosophy since the lateContinue reading “Script for YouTube Video: Response to Bernardo Kastrup Interview by Craig Reed”
There are those who will criticize the tone of my writing here as inappropriate to addressing a work of scholarship, to whom I point out I am not confronting a work of scholarship. Others may complain that I am not properly respecting an important work of philosophy, to whom I respond that I am notContinue reading “William Lane Craig and Kant’s First Antinomy: The Evasiveness of the Apologist”
Hello. I’m Jeffrey Williams. Welcome to another installment of Too Late for the Gods. Today we will look at a video on the apologist Mike Winger’s channel, which is linked below, titled: How Free Will Conflicts with Atheism, which is a presentation of an argument set forth by his guest, a Dr. Tim Stratton. TheContinue reading “Script for YouTube Video: Critique of Winger and Stratton Video on Free Will”
When you say I’m eschewing all analytical philosophy over the sake of criticism of one school and proposing the truth has at last been found, it almost sounds like you’re constructing a metanarrative of which you might be oversimplifying my critique. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist). If nothing else, I would like to dispel some misconceptionsContinue reading “Response to Jack Shawhan on my critique of Analytic Philosophy”
This is the script for my YouTube video: Critique of Richard Swinburne’s Argument for God. Today’s video might seem a little dry, as we will necessarily rummage through the desiccate ashes and bones of medieval metaphysics which form Richard Swinburne’s thinking. I think it’s worth the effort, however, because it gives us a realistic measureContinue reading “Script to YouTube Video: Critique of Richard Swinburne’s Argument for God”
Damien was kind enough to invite me (The Short Curmudgeonly Atheist Dad) to his podcast where we discussed an array of different things. I especially especially enjoyed the last quarter of the interview where we talked about philosophy and apologists. Please give it a listen as well as Damien’s other excellent podcasts. 20 Questions (EpisodeContinue reading “My Appearance on The Tall Friendly Atheist Dad Podcast”
I write here with the single purpose of separating Heidegger from Sartre’s Existentialism, and in the contrast giving Heidegger a clearer representation. I do not write with the intent of persuading you to accept Heidegger’s thought, which is in fact contrary to Sartre. We each have our own path to follow. This began with yourContinue reading “Reply to Eckels on What Distinguishes Heidegger From Sartre’s Existentialism”
This is the script for a video on my YouTube Channel where I critique a video on the Capturing Christianity Channel in which Tom Holland discusses his book: Dominion. Today we look at a video on the Capturing Christianity channel in which Tom Holland appears as a guest. Holland recently published a book titled: Dominion,Continue reading “Script for Video Refutation of Tom Holland’s Dominion”
Upon leaving the theater Met by the cool late winter night The lights of Downtown Chicago Excited The usual enthusiasms of our Serious undergraduate years. You and I and several mutual friends. You from your world so foreign, And I in mine, yet somehow linked, Shoulders touching, we neared the corner, Oblivious to theContinue reading “A Poem for Rosemary”
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