John Douglas Macready is a doctoral student and adjunct instructor of Philosophy at the University of Dallas. He is currently focusing his research on the problem of human dignity in the work of Hannah Arendt. This research will culminate in a dissertation project that will elucidate Arendt’s conception of human dignity by excavating her intellectual dialogue with Karl Jaspers, Martin Heidegger, and Ernst Cassirer.
History & Purpose
The Relative Absolute was launched by John Douglas Macready on Blogger in April, 2008 in an effort to make public his private philosophical musings. Initially the blog focused on the work of the Spanish philosopher Xavier Zubiri (the title of the blog is taken from Zubiri’s philosophical anthropology) but soon took a wider focus. After a year on Blogger the blog was moved to Word Press. Today The Relative Absolute is devoted to discussing the work of Hannah Arendt and the related topics of human dignity, human rights, and genocide. The blog also addresses pragmatic issues related to philosophical practice in general.
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