Monthly Archives: April 2008

Doonesbury and today’s higher ed

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Open source philosophy

“It is not about adding more for the sake of more. Nor is it a minimalist, ‘less is more’ attitude. It is about allowing the end-user to decide how to use a creative work, and providing the opportunity to assimilate … Continue reading

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On to Zarathustra

I think I have finished “Act II” of the Nietzsche book. (So, there is an “Overture,” an “Act I” which covers The Birth of Tragedy and Untimely Meditations, and “Act II” which covers Human, all too Human). Next will come … Continue reading

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Poem for Jerry

Memory palace (for Jerry) How sad it was that his memory had forgotten him. Names, errands, phone numbers, items his wife told him to remember – all would stick to him for just a moment before being carried away on … Continue reading

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Back home again

My family and I just had an 8-day vacation in Costa Rica. Great time: stayed in a deluxe treehouse, explored the rainforest, swam in the ocean, crossed the jungle on hanging bridges, floated down a river, saw an erupting volcano, … Continue reading

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Short break from blogging

I won’t be checking in at huenemanniac for the next couple weeks. Will resume April 21!

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Philosophy engaged with a crazy world

Lately I have been encountering many different expressions of just how different our world today is from anything we have faced in the past. For a review of the geopolitical situation, see Tom Barnett’s short lecture here; for an update … Continue reading

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