Monthly Archives: May 2009

Yet another donkey

This one lives in Paradise. No kidding.

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What’s wisdom?

The University of Chicago is hosting an interdisciplinary project called Defining Wisdom. The idea is to draw on work across disciplines – philosophy, psychology, sociology, etc. – to try to gain a better picture of the nature and benefits of … Continue reading

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Why be a necessitarian?

Because one cannot do otherwise, of course. But more seriously, I have been thinking about this question in the case of Spinoza. It’s clear that he took himself to be a necessitarian — “I have shown clearly enough that from … Continue reading

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A cute little ass

Seen on my bike ride yesterday.

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Nietzsche book now available through Amazon

See the link on the right. What a handsome cover!

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Revenge of the saber-rattling officer

I have recently become acquainted with degenerationism, or the view bandied about in the late 19th century that human beings were degenerating. It was clearly a case of psychologists’ enthusiasm getting way beyond their means. A number of thinkers assessed … Continue reading

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The canal

There is a path behind our house which runs alongside a canal. I often take the path to campus and it’s always a nice interlude between home and office — trees, birds, animals, water. Each spring the gates to the … Continue reading

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