善與惡

(The article was originally published in VJMedia 輔仁媒體 on 29th June 2017) ------ 所以道德倫理,邪惡與善良,都是人想像的。米頓的失樂園,有一句名言正好反映這一點:‘The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven'。 最近亦有想過開一類比較'niche’的生意,始終,我認為道德標準只屬參考,並沒有真正的正邪,道德或不道德,二十一世紀的世界,說的是all relative。

禪和日本美學

(This article was originally published in 01 Philosophy, 28th May 2017) 禪和藝術都是對某種精神美的追求。兩者都是以實踐和體驗來達至某種精神上的昇華,以完善自我來達至心境和思考上的寧靜為目標。這篇文章會從禪的角度來簡易地探討日本美學,並討論禪怎樣影響了日本藝術的發展。

Re-post: Heywood Hill News – Arthur Au won the Second Prize

"Heywood Hill also selected Arthur Au, from Hong Kong, for its second place prize of a one-year subscription to “A Year in Books”, providing 12 new hardback books per month for a year, and Al Stewart from Reading, United Kingdom, for the third prize, which includes a hardback book every other month for a year. They submitted Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières, respectively." (...)

禪學、「後.真相」和語言哲學

(This article was originally published in 01 Philosophy, on 3rd February 2017.) ----- 「悟」是禪學的精髓。獲得「悟」是獲得了一種全新的生活方式。語言和邏輯作為認知的工具不能讓我們領悟真實的全部,而「悟」則能夠跨越語言的藩籬,幫助我們理解世界及生命的價值。這個概念簡潔明快,但它能超越定義本身麼?要理解悟,我們必須先理解人的概念。 (...)