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Philosophy

Philosophy — or the “love of wisdom” — is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophical methods include questioning, critical discussion, rational argument and systematic presentation. My favorite philosophers are John Stuart Mill and Carol Gilligan — I care deeply about ethical questions.

What's the word for when Abraham's vision of Sodom burning comes true?

Prophecy & Language: When Foretellings Come True

The search for a word that means “this fulfills the prophecy” or “a prophecy has been fulfilled.” With the help of several experts and crowdsourced input from Mastodon, I investigate related Greek, Arabic Hebrew, and English terms and their implications for each culture.