Aristotle’s Ethics – Happiness and the Good Life

“Happiness depends on ourselves.” More than anyone else in the early canon, Aristotle wanted to understand how we can live and good live, and how we can know we are living a good one. So, what do you think? Are you living a good life? Are you aware of what you are doing to gainContinue reading “Aristotle’s Ethics – Happiness and the Good Life”

Rules -Kant’s Rationalism

When passing my classroom on your way your first-period class, you see I have tons of espresso and I am out of my room talking with students down the hall. It’ll be easy to pop in and make an espresso, and no one will be the wiser. So, whether you can get away with stealing is easy to answer, but the moral question surrounds stealing itself is that which you need to weigh. If you say that stealing is bad, then it is bad as a rule, categorically. Otherwise, you stealing my coffee means that others can as well, then I have no coffee and rage on my classes when my caffeine levels drop. 

A Piece of Chalk – G. K. Chesterton

This lovely meandering essay is really a good example of the style of reflection that both reflects the way the mind works, as well as shows us how formal the informal method of writing was in the 1800’s. After going on a nice walk in the Sussex countryside with him, I think we decided thatContinue reading “A Piece of Chalk – G. K. Chesterton”

About Me

Paul Warmbier is an essayist, memoirist, teacher, and woodworker living in McMinnville, Oregon. His essays have appeared in various journals and outlets from The Lutheran Hour – Thred, Punctuate, Allegory Ridge, Under the Sun, and Watershed Review. Paul earned his MFA in Creative Non-Fiction from the University of Idaho in 2017 where he was the assistant Non-Fiction editor of the Fugue Journal.Continue reading “About Me”