Monthly Archives: December 2010

ATS Updates

I’ve heard from several people today that All Things Shining is now in stock at and shipping from Amazon, and also that copies are now available in at least some bookstores.  Just in time for the New Year!  We’re delighted … Continue reading

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In China

A quick note to let you know that I am making a grand tour through China right now, and I have only very limited access to the blog.  I am off the mainland for the next 24 hours or so, … Continue reading

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The relation between what’s right and what matters

In the comments to a recent post Albert Borgmann highlights a distinction that seems quite important.  As far as I can tell, it is the distinction between what’s right and what matters.  I hope that Albert will correct me if … Continue reading

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The Stone

In an earlier post I mentioned that I would soon be publishing an article in the New York Times.  Well, it went up on the website on Sunday evening, and it can still be found here. It is called “Navigating … Continue reading

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Is there a phenomenon of the sacred now?

In a previous post a commenter named Query asks a question. Is it possible, Query wonders, for there to be a phenomenon of the sacred in the modern world? After all, the notion of the sacred with which we are … Continue reading

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Winding back

Well, the semester got a little hectic in the middle there. Aside from administrative work, though, I have managed to get at least a little bit of writing done. Some of that will appear in the New York Times Online … Continue reading

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