I want to share three experiences from my early childhood that planted in my soul the questions which still motivate me. These are not academic questions to me at all, but living, concrete, personal provocations for living and thinking. I hope that, by this detour into autobiography (somewhat embarrassing to me), my peculiar questions (and my peculiar way of answering them) will acquire some context for you.
First memory. My father was serving in the U.S. Navy when I was born and so I spent my early years moving (more…)