Life as an Extreme Sport

Blink and Begin

You blink once, and suddenly you’re a week into the fall quarter and up to your eyeballs in everything. Well, okay, I’m actually caught up right now. I know, I know, miracles apparently do occur. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of this blogging thing by typing up thoughts, notes, commentary and such on a daily (nightly) basis – we’ll see how well it goes. The first thing I’d like to get out of the way, post-wise, is what I just sent Karen (who’s functioning as Thesis Guardian Angel this quarter), which is basically a summation of my thesis: Iin broad strokes, I’m interested in the conflict and confluence of science and religion in our medical ethical decision making, and especially the fallacy of autonomy within that. I can see pulling in phenomenology, the history of medical ethics, the Enlightenment, and modern religious thought, agency, affect and autonomy.

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