Your Thoughts?

This is an open thread. Talk about whatever you like. Resume any discussion of issues you didn’t feel like were resolved in previous comments threads. If you’re a reader who has never really introduced yourself, it would be great if you told me a little about yourself. You can also share Your Thoughts on Camels With Hammers, pro and con.

Why the open thread? Well, it pains me to have to do this, but I have overdue academic writing to finish and so I am forbidding myself to write any new blog posts until it’s done. I could aggregate some stuff and I could run some preprogrammed posts I have lined up. But then that would not help my motivation as much as I need. I feel terrible when I’m not blogging, it’s become a therapeutic necessity for me to write my ideas out as regularly as possible, and so hopefully the desperation to resume blogging will give me incentive to get caught up on this other responsibility.

So, soon as I’m caught up with that other writing (and get some of my not yet overdue grading done), I plan to blog in earnest again—hopefully even squeezing in a couple posts this weekend during my weekend in DC.

When I resume a top priority is to start answering the solicitations for Philosophical Advice I’ve been receiving and to reply to recent objections to my definition of faith.

If you really miss me in the meantime, you could listen to that interview I gave to Whatever Whatever Amen that hardly any of you have been clicking on. It’s really good! Okay, I’m biased. But I really like it!

Okay, see you when I’m done writing. In the meantime, the blog is yours: Your Thoughts?


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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.