Gerlach is German and rhymes with bear-lock. I was born and raised in the Haight Ashbury of San Francisco, moved to Berkeley for college and grad school, with an MA in History of Religion from the Graduate Theological Union of Berkeley, and now teach Philosophy and the history of human thought at Berkeley City College. I have taught Intro Philosophy, Ethics, Logic, Asian Philosophy, Greek Philosophy, Modern European Philosophy and Social & Political Philosophy there for the past several years, and it has been a joy.
August 29, 2014 at 1:40 am
The central idea of Lao Tzu (老子）is inaction (无为而治).
Respect for the laws of nature.
Inaction doesn’t mean passively take whatever come to us, but it puts more emphasis on don’t do things recklessly. Conforming to the natural order of things could be the key which allows us to find a long term solution of the issue which we are facing.
Juan Li (student of PHIL 37)