Do we really understand human nature?
Can we generalize humanity into a common nature?
What is modern philosophy?
What is religion?
Is it all ‘relative’?
“…Through a truly unique telling of the Gospels… Lance Kair confronts philosophical assumptions that have accompanied philosophical and religious approaches alike through the ages.”
– “No longer are we to merely sit and argue over theism and atheism, religion and science…, Mr. Kair has given us the beginnings of a whole new manner of looking at not only the Bible, but the institution of philosophy itself.”
– Edmund Doza; The Heights Manner
“…simply crass and confrontative to most of what we have been given…”
– The Complicit Cosmonaut.
– “Religion, Spirituality, philosophy, history… in the latest installment of The Philosophical Hack, Mr. Kair pulls no punches. He is willing to step out on a limb and tell us that the categories by which we traditionally reckon human subjectivity are, at best, weak estimations of Being that have become nearly useless for talking about what is occurring in the human condition. In fact, he suggests, they are real approximations that always serve to keep human Beings in a state of deference.”
– “Calling to our prejudices and vehement opinions about religion, Mr. Kair asks us to place “what is first, last” in order to understand what we are dealing with in the philosophy that proposes itself a secular and separate entity from religion and religious comment. He deliberately and unflinchingly challenges us to place what is “last, first”; he knows the conventional philosopher will balk, and the priest will turn away from such a suggestion.”
– “I found that, though as a philosopher I was resistant at first, I could [not set aside] Mr Kair ‘s proposal.”
– David Smith.
– “Excellent… Confronting. Startling.”
– Sonja Alejandra Pritchett.
* Please look for the revised edition, soft cover, out soon. *
In the interest of fairness, Dave has this to say
-“… in his context and within The Bible’s context, and he showed little regard for what the Gospel of John says that Jesus did.”
But, also in fairness, I think Daves appraisal is based on our discussions and not the book itself.