David Kolb

David Kolb

New memoir essay

When I posted my memoir essays about growing up and my time in the Jesuits I promised another installment about my life teaching. Working on that essay I realized that it divided naturally, one part covering the events of our life moving from place to place, and the other covering changes in my outlook and …

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Two hesitant comments on abortion

Two hesitant comments on abortion. Both concern the public policy issue of putting social effort into enforcing prohibitions. First : Around the beginning of the 20th century the effort to outlaw alcoholic beverages had created a patchwork of local options where a county or state could be dry or wet. The local option did not …

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Ask Me Anything ?

Philosophical communication today My Philosophy Salon series on art (at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oregon) featured a guest appearance by Robert Paul Wolff. He led a discussion on art and politics with connections to Herbert Marcuse. We were grateful to Prof. Wolff for his insights and effective teaching presence. Before …

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Learning to Read, Again

About a week from now the state of Oregon will lift mask mandates. I have been leading a series of zoom discussions about the nature of art for the Osher lifelong learning Institute at the University of Oregon. I’m very curious to see whether or not the Institute fitting out their classrooms for hybrid meetings, …

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New Features for this blog

Comments and Subscriptions As I mentioned in the previous post, we have added spaces for comments on posts, as well as a form on the bottom of blog pages where you can sign up to receive notifications of future postings. Comments will be moderated so may not appear immediately. There is a lot of debate …

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Comments and Email Notices

We’ve added space for Comments on the blog posts, plus a form so you can Subscribe to receive notices when new posts are added. And I’ve added new posts, including an update on my Parkinson’s disease, some references related to David Chalmers’ book, me and my double on a list, and the first of a …

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