Monthly Archives: March 2009

On interpretive charity, part 2

You might think, from my last post, that I would condemn the way Jonathan Bennett does history of philosophy. But Bennett is an exception. Bennett’s critics often charge him with historical insensitivity and anachronism. To exaggerate a bit, they say … Continue reading

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On interpretive charity

When I was in grad school, I remember there being some discussion among my professors about interpretive charity. The basic idea is simply good sense: try not to interpret what you hear or read as coming from a moron. The … Continue reading

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Down one dog

We had to put down our dog Annie today. Fifteen years old. She was a real sweetie.

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Back from SC

It is really a delight to be invited to a place where people have no choice but to listen to your ideas and give the impression of being interested. Everyone should have that experience from time to time, and if … Continue reading

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Jerry’s sculture

Remember my trip with Jerry to the scrap yard? Here’s what he got out of it:

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Jerry’s Coyotes

See Jerry’s coyote paintings here. (Added the link to the blogroll, right.)

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Nietzsche’s natzschuralism

Looking for comments. I will be presenting it at U South Carolina next week. [UPDATED: it has an end now.] Nietzsche’s natzschuralism

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