The Big Ideas2020-12-01T08:48:26-07:00

PAUL MATTHEW CARR

The Big Ideas

What You reading? Roundup (1/24/21 thru 1/31/21)

I didn't do much reading this week comparatively speaking. I am still doing my deep dive into Buddhist thought and philosophy, something I have been interested in since my teenage years when I read Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums for the first time.  You'd think I'd be an expert at this point, but sadly no, I'm still learning and trying to understand. Speaking of learning and trying to understand, I'm

By |February 1st, 2021|

What You reading? Roundup (1/13/21 thru 1/23/21)

This is something new I'll be trying out. On any given week I'm reading a handful of things; novels and comics, historical non-fiction, and various essays and articles as research for sundry projects. So I am going to post what I read or am in the process of reading on a weekly basis in an attempt to: a) share what I'm reading in case anyone is interested and would

By |January 26th, 2021|

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|

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.


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