The Big Ideas2020-10-15T15:23:37-06:00

PAUL MATTHEW CARR

The Big Ideas

A Layman’s Guide to Philosophy

I genuinely love reading philosophy. It is a wonderful thing to do to pass the time. But how do the lessons learned from philosophy actually help you live your life on a day to day basis? Well that’s what I will clumsily explore! Join me as I attempt to understand philosophy and no doubt get completely wrong.

Fearful Symmetry: William Blake’s The Tyger

On the most recent episode of the Collected Edition I and my co-host Brian Reese discuss the classic Spider-Man story Kraven's Last Hunt also known as "Fearful Symmetry" the title of which comes from the 1794 poem by William Blake called The Tyger. After recording the episode I was compelled to dig out my William Blake collection and read the poem again and as always it does not disappoint.

By |June 20th, 2019|

This Harmonious Order of Things: Boethius: The Big Ideas (Excursus I)

Whenever I am feeling down, or confused, or overwhelmed by the particular situation I find myself in I turn to philosophy. And yes, I do recognize how pretentious that statement sounds - but regardless it is still very true. Reading philosophy allows me to see things on a grander scale. It pulls me from my insulated bubble and lets me frame my thoughts in both a historical and intellectual Big

By |July 25th, 2018|

The Philosopher’s Song: G’Day Bruce: The Big Ideas (Reboot)

So about a year ago - or was it two? (hard to say really, time is so difficult to grasp and there is no way pinning down a definitive date on anything...wait, I looked at the last post for this category...yeah, two years ago. Huh, time is easier to grasp that I thought). Anyway, two years ago I began a project in which I would talk about a particular philosophy

By |April 9th, 2018|

The Übermensch Fallacy or Why Nietzsche Can Go Fuck Himself: The Big Ideas Part II

I do not like Friedrich Nietzsche. This is a fact that you probably could have figured out simply by reading the title of this article; but I feel that it is something that I need to state directly and clarify before I begin. What I write about Nietzsche will be distinctly biased toward the negative and this negativity is based purely on emotion and personal opinion. Now anyone taking a

By |March 4th, 2016|
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