Why do bad things happen to good people? Every philosopher has to deal with it at one point or another. It’s one of the few questions that will never be definitely answered, quite possibly because answers don’t exist. Christian theologians have wrestled with this question for millennia, but no one has managed to come up […]Read more "Fair Lady Justice and the Problem of Evil"
A while ago (too long ago; my blog is starting to rot) I did a post on the way I view Tarot through the existential theory of Jean-Paul Sartre. And in that post, I promised a follow-up where I would discuss Sartre’s contemporary, Albert Camus. This is that promised post. But the reason it’s been […]Read more "Existentialism and Tarot, Part 2: Camus and the Nine of Cups"
Confession time: I love existentialist literature. The term “existential” has gained a negative connotation over the years. Jean-Paul Sartre himself had an anecdote about meeting a woman at a dinner party who swore profusely and, realizing that her language was not exactly à propos, excused herself by saying “I must be becoming an existentialist”. The word […]Read more "Existentialism and Tarot, Part 1: The Sartre Cards"