For generations novelists and philosophers have sharply separated these two zones of human imagination. I am making a modest attempt to draw from these two intimately related sources, convinced that we can engage the interiors of these zones of the imagination as we struggle to make sense of our human existence.
In spite of this artificial separation, I can imagine our possibilities from the hidden recesses of our passions and the authority of our reasoning powers. For me, the novel provides us with plot, characters, and stories and philosophy complements the novel by cultivating characters who think deeply, meditate, pray and speak as they confront themselves and must make wise decisions.
The wisdom of the novel complements the meditative terrain of philosophical solitude.
My dream is to produce a philosophical novel guided by the wisdom of the novel and the maturity of philosophical argumentation.
The three books below are united by a single thread, which runs through novelistic creativity and philosophical seriousness through the narrative forms of the short story and the essay.