The essays that we publish at this place refer to the practical philosophy. Some of them will refer to the work of our patron, John Lachs. We hope that our website will contribute to the promotion of philosophy both in academia and outside of it.
We thank professor Tom Buford, Furman University, for his permission to publish his text here.
Tom Buford: Are there costs to the relevance of philosophy to life?
That question reveals a danger of thinking of Philosophy as directly relevant to life. While the philosophical analysis of life by stoic pragmatists reveals complexities usually unnoticed by the philosophically uneducated person, Bringing those complexities to our attention allows us to move toward an examined life.