Pragmatic Existentialism

Poetry & Philosophy & Everything In-between

One Thousand Words

Mon, Apr 1, 2024 - 1100 words

Preface This is an idea I have been working with for a long time. I have struggled with exactly how to present it and this is my first published attempt at doing so. I do not feel like I have it right yet and it does not capture all that I intend, but as a first attempt what follows is exactly one thousand words long… Complete and Accurate How would you describe yesterday?

My Philosphy Essays

Fri, Mar 15, 2024 - 300 words

In the philosophy essays on this forum I am sharing my thoughs and musings on various philosophical issues. My conception of what is a philosophical issue is very broad. There is little, if anything, that the tools and perspective of philosophy does not touch. And ‘perspectives’ is important in at least two ways. The topics will all be viewed through a distinctly philosophical lens. And it will provide my perspective as a philosophyically trained, but non-professional philosopher who is dealing with life and philosphy as it is lived and not as a purely academic performance.

Some Thoughts on Narrative Poetry

Fri, Apr 10, 2020 - 800 words

Narrative Poetry The one type of literature that most intrigues me is ‘narrative poetry’. To combine the power of a poem with the drama of a narrative seems to really push the envelope in way that has great potential that is rarely realized or even attempted. Of course there is nothing new about narrative poetry. The epic poems of ancient lore are often the main works of literature that have survived from earlier civilizations.