Monthly Archives: March 2012

A.J. Ayer vs. Mike Tyson

from Simon Critchley, The Book of Dead Philosophers. I have no idea if there is any truth in it.   It took place in Manhattan at the party of Fernando Sanchez, a fashionable underwear designer (not many philosophers get invited … Continue reading

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Popular books in Alcatraz’s library

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Reflections on Tolkien

Yesterday my family and I watched all three Lord of the Rings movies, pretty much end to end, though taking necessary breaks for eating walking, and discussing. The event was a a bit like an event a friend of mine … Continue reading

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Thought for the day

“Now however much great and small worries fill up human life, and keep it in constant agitation and restlessness, they are unable to mask life’s inadequacy to satisfy the spirit; they cannot conceal the emptiness and superficiality of existence, or … Continue reading

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