About Villa Sophia

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What is Villa Sophia?

VILLA SOPHIA is a website and blog that explores the great questions of life from a wide variety of perspectives. These perennial human questions encompass the intellectual domains of philosophy, religion, history, literature, arts and sciences. They also encompass all the existential domains of living – including personal wholeness, healthy relationships, meaningful work, creative leisure, cultural literacy, civil society and global sustainability.

What Is Our Greater Purpose

To explore the great questions of life through engaging a wide variety of historical perspectives and cultural traditions, weaving them into a meaningful worldview and fulfilling way of life.

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“Cultures (and individuals) with richer ‘vocabularies’ (that is, symbols, metaphors, tropes,  images, ideas, characters, narratives, creations, discoveries, theories and practices) are more fully human — farther than the beasts — than those with poorer ones.” -Richard Rorty

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Philosophical Reflections and Musings on the Great Questions of Life

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