So, what’s it all about?

First, why the title? It’s part of a quote by William James on philosophy from his book Pragmatism: “Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits.” Surely true and true of life as well, filled as it is with both sublime and trivial moments. So, the plan for this blog is to explore where philosophy and life meet and interact in interesting ways.

What will that look like? I think examples will serve better than an explanation, so watch this space and see. Even though I’ve been educated in western analytic philosophy, I’ll be avoiding the language and jargon of academic philosophy wherever possible, since it mostly serves as shorthand for things that can be explained in clearer and more accessible ways. Hopefully that will make for a blog that’s both interesting and enjoyable to read.

Comments and feedback are welcome and hope that you enjoy,

Tyler Sork


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