Professor, Philosopher, and Editor in Boston, Massachusetts
Studying the history of philosophy, scholasticism, Aristotle, phenomenology, semiotics, and contemporary theories of socially-constituted reality.
Truth exists and it can be known. Acceptance of this tenet, even implicitly, is the provenance of all genuine philosophical inquiry. Contrariwise, the claim of any person or institution to possess the fullness of the truth, in every last detail, to every possible depth of understanding, strangles sincere intellectual investigation while hiding the corpse behind an ornate mask of sophism. Unfortunately, most of human history is concealed under such masks.
Even more unfortunately, the majority who wear these masks today are unaware--often through deliberately perpetuated ignorance--of their own concealment.