Personal Philosophies

Mar 022014
 
A Personal Philosophy for Nikos V.

Nikos V’s Personal Philosophy* Let’s face it.  No big name philosopher since Aristotle has lived at the beach and Western Philosophy has suffered.  That’s why I intend to revitalize the Love of Wisdom with my toes in the sand.  No Germanic, land-locked, rainy plateaus or primeval forests for me – I do my best thinking Read more…

Aug 262012
 
A Personal Philosophy for Michael the Belgian Beer Connoisseur

This Personal Philosophy was commissioned by a Ms. Jennifer Dorsey for her friend Michael S. for his birthday. Apparently, he likes Nietzsche and Belgian Beer. You can have one too if you’re into that kind of thing. A Personal Philosophy for Michael the Belgian Beer Connoisseur* Did you know that according to Herodotus, the ancient Read more…

Nov 252011
 
The Personal Philosophy of (i.e. for) Chris Hardwick in Early 2010

Ah, success. Fame. Money. A little of it whets our appetite for more, twists our priorities, and like your clothes in a public dryer that you have to sit there and watch lest they get stolen, it’s a source of stress. When we started this podcast, it was just a leisure time activity, something primarily Read more…

Nov 242011
 
The Personal Philosophy of (i.e. for) the Reluctant Carnivore

It’s the holiday season again, and time for you to give the gift of a custom-made Personal Philosophy!. Per last year’s rules, if you donate $20 or more to P.E.L. starting today (OK, recent big donors can e-mail me and request this w/o an additional donation), you are entitled to a Personal Philosophy written to/about Read more…

Sep 232011
 
The Personal Philosophy of (i.e. for) the Dude Who Posts Incoherent yet Hateful Comments on Obama's Facebook Posts

I guess I’ve gotten bored of most of the various 99 cent offerings on my iPhone, because my main waiting-in-line activity there of late has been opening the Obama postings in my Facebook app news stream and reading the crazy ass comments people see fit to address ostensibly directly to the leader of the free Read more…

Mar 112011
 
The Personal Philosophy of (i.e. for) BloggingHead.tv's Robert Wright

More donations = More custom-crafted Personal Philosophies. Our sponsorship this time is by someone who wants to remain anonymous (but whom I can tell you has actually appeared as a guest on the podcast). He recommended three targets for such a Personal Philosophy, one of whom was Robert Wright, who “plays himself on BloggingHeads.tv.” I Read more…

Feb 072011
 
Personal Philosophies Wrap-Up (for the Moment)

As promised, here are the noted Personal Philosophies of (i.e. for) Seth and Wes respectively. During the period of this fund-raiser thingy, we got maybe a half-dozen nice donations, including those you’ve seen written about in this series plus another couple. I’ve not totaled up the cash intake, but given our modest expenses, it will Read more…

Jan 182011
 
The Personal Philosophy of (i.e. for) Kyle Walton's Mom

We received another donation, this time from noted personage Kyle Walton, so that means it’s time for another custom crafted Personal Philosophy! Kyle would like to dedicate this to his mother Sylvia, who has of late gotten interested in Kierkegaard. Kyle’s Mom’s Personal Philosophy* Many mothers would be upset that their son is… well… different. Read more…

Dec 292010
 
The Personal Philosophy of (i.e. for) a Guy Who Doesn't Like Personal Philosophies

Note: This post has been edited at the request of the guy who complained about all these Personal Philosophy posts, because the point of my doing these is to entertain and amuse, not to offend or embarrass. Guy Who Doesn’t Like Personal Philosophies’ Personal Philosophy* I know nearly every guy philosophizes, whether they’ll admit it Read more…

Dec 272010
 
The Personal Philosophy of (i.e. for) Dr. Iain Morrisson, Ph.D., a Professor and Professional Philosopher

Let me be super clear about this one: This is a donation to Iain, purely because he was a guy that was in the Ph.D. program with Seth, Wes, and myself who did go on to get a job (at U. of Houston) and because I thought he’d have a sense of humor about such Read more…

Dec 262010
 
The Personal Philosophy of (i.e. for) Wasted Words' RJ White

My favorite non-philosophy podcast that I’ve not kept up lately with is Wasted Words, which is just funny people talking about a variety of topics, which occasionally veer into philosophy, but usually not. This was one of the couple of podcasts that served as a proof of concept to me that I could do something Read more…

Dec 252010
 
The Personal Philosophy of (i.e. for) Bradley Eugene Herbler

High praises on this day to listener Bradley E. Herbler who contributed the big $50 to earn himself an extra special Personal Philosophy. Note that he supplied, and required that I use, this picture. Brad E. Herbler’s Personal Philosophy* Socrates may have said that the unexamined life is not worth living, but I can say Read more…