Personal Philosopher

My purpose is to guide you through these halls. I am a personal philosopher. Though I have expertise and a specialization—having earned a Doctorate in Philosophy—I am neither an expert nor a specialist. You could say that I know a little something about everything, yes; but, much more importantly, I spend my days (and many of my nights) studying, researching, thinking about—questing after—an understanding of the whole: the whole of life, the universe, and everything; how all the pieces fit together, or how they ought to fit together.

The phrase “personal philosopher” might sound a tad odd, perhaps even archaic—the sort of position you’d find in a 17th or 18th century nobleman’s court, and not perhaps what you would expect to find on a 21st century website.

But you and I and nearly everyone else in the world are entering, have entered, a new paradigm of technology: the paradigm of digital life. While many have focused on the mass distribution potential of the internet, the more potent possibility allowed by digital technology is the return of direct connections between persons. Distances are shrunk by our present-day connectivity; which, in turn, liberates time from the rigidity of the modern work schedule. In the emerging paradigm of digital life, new pathways for learning are developing.