Below is a small selection from over 200 various writings and publications from Dr. Flint McGlaughlin. Some of the articles have been published in journals, magazines, and other print media; others are from his personal journals. You can read more about the writings of Dr. McGlaughlin here.

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So I Am Writing (I think)

[non-fiction]

So I am writing, about our “I.” The metaphor by which we understand ourselves stimulates either our enlightenment or our confusion. If we transcend the western normative sense of “I,” and think in terms of…

The Web as a Living Laboratory

[non-fiction]

“The next CMO is going to come NOT from a television or radio background, but rather from a digital media background” The man speaking was a senior leader from one of the largest companies in…

On the Night of His Last Falling

[Fiction]

[Editor's Note: The poet J. V. Cunningham once observed that “…gloss demands / A gloss annexed / Till busy hands / Blot out the text…” I do not wish to add gloss to the text below.…

On the Satisfaction Sought by Philosophy

[non-fiction]

Who is wealthier? The man with sufficient financial resources to purchase a $1 million home, but who finds little satisfaction from occupying it, or the man with sufficient financial resources to purchase (just) a $100,000…

On the Difference Between Being and Becoming

[poetry]

[Editor's Note: How can a God who is a complete being exist inside of space-time? Wouldn't the linear progression of space-time imply an incompleteness? What follows is a essay by Flint addressing these fundamental questions…

On the Merciless, Relentless Pressing

[Fiction]

I hear a voice from the podium, "When trying to illustrate a concept with multiple images, relate the background and foreground of your thoughts to the background and foreground of the canvas. Think relative position…

Mr. Smith’s One True Talent

[Fiction]

[Editor's Note: What follows is a novella. Despite it's appearance of fiction, it is Dr. McGlaughlin's earliest expression of value proposition theory.] Tape I - Transcript Session 1 Dorsham was shreddin' Bandits with the .50…

Justifying Isaac: Is There a Reasonable Condition wherein Isaac Might Surrender His Life?

[non-fiction]

NOTE: Underlying this particular essay are some important reflections on the nature on Divine Authority. While the conclusion is somewhat tentative, there are other implications which are only hinted at in this text. Also, there…

Pieces of My Am

[poetry]

Undivided yet the same, My heart is more than two. How can I fix the past a whole When all I am I do? I need to make the pieces one. But this defeats my…

I Think My Now Is Dying

[poetry]

It's eventide; the sun is grim. It sets upon the wake. The shadows mourn for fallen Kings, As phantoms of the rake. The cloven hoof hath trampled here And left but tears of dust. The…

Embracing Uncertainty

[non-fiction]

Among the multiplicity of differing opinions about ultimate truth, there should be at least general agreement that there is a multiplicity of differing opinions. Everyone does not agree. Furthermore, most would agree with this proposition: that…

On How Belief Revision Suggests an Epistemological Problem for a Divine Ethical Standard

[non-fiction]

NOTE: You do not need to be a mathematician to understand this piece. (I am not a mathematician.) You can skip over the Baye's Theorem diagrams. The point of the piece is to point out…

I Was You

[poetry]

In death and age there are secrets hid, A shroud yet veiled by time. And the fleeting years hide a prophet's word Learned late by the youthful mind. For the elder eyes but scarce reveal…

Forbidden Fruit

[poetry]

Forbidden Fruit, None dare to touch,     Nor test,     Nor take,     Nor taste. Oh Guardian, With flaming Sword, such fruit denied is waste. Hear Primal man! You chose to fall,     To fight,     To fail,     To free…

Terminal Wound

[poetry]

Anger, tears, a boiling cauldron, Seething with steam from a waterless pot. Anguish, pain, a reckless defending, Festering wound from a weaponless shot. Someone please send for the surgeon; someone please send for the knife.…

Does a Comparison of Plato’s and Confucius’s Uses of the Terms dikaiosune and ren Reveal Similar…

[Fiction]

Does a Comparison of Plato’s and Confucius’s Uses of the Terms dikaiosune and ren Reveal Similar Approaches to Justifying the Ethical Life? NOTE: The subject matter of this paper is important, but the academic style…

Doppelganger

[poetry]

    Visitation Oft occurred,     Thrice too many times. Were it not my troubled soul,     Death would make it mine.     Dreamed a dream, but Not a dream,     Some poor soul's release Stole the hope within…

Transparent Marketing – How To Earn The Trust Of A Skeptical Consumer

[Fiction]

OK, marketing pro, let's take a quick test. The following sales copy is excerpted from the Altoona Tribune. Just how effective do you think it could be? Is it persuasive? What is your instant reaction…

But Still There Is The Pit

[poetry]

Unquenchable Pain, A searing desire, Eyes of the Lion, Twin daggers of fire, The shadows of night, The keepers of sin, The Lion without, The Lamb within. But stand fast my soul For the Lion…

Final Breath

[poetry]

NOTE: This is a narrative poem. The rhythm is nuanced, but deliberate. The message is painful. I There's a darkness, a suffocating void. I feel its endless, merciless sinking, from deep into deep. There's a…

His Winter Came In Spring

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NOTE: This story won a grand prize for short fiction. Beware, though. It addresses a very strong, even dark subject matter. If you do take the time to read this story, please send me an…