I’ve Discovered Philosophy29 Apr 2015, Posted by Opera, Philosophy, The Reading Life, The Writing Life in
Dear Diary, I don’t think I would have been ready for either opera or philosophy before my late forties, but–thanks in large part to the Met’s “opera in HD” broadcasts in cinemas around the world) I’ve fallen head over heels for the former, and as a result, have discovered the latter. Paul Robinson’s study of “Opera & Ideas” peaked my interest in Romanticism, which soon led me to want to know a bit about Hegel. Five weeks later, I’m hooked. I’m reading as much philosophy as I can squeeze in, I’ve discovered the amazing “Philosophy Bites” podcast, and I’m listening in the car to a series of Modern Scholar lectures introducing philosophy. It’s a whole new world for me, and of course, a whole new way of seeing the world. Stay tuned.