Tag Archives: philosophy
“The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbors. This is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of … Continue reading
“Do we realize that we are not what we used to be, nor what we will be, but what we are in the process of being in the present instant? If life is but a dream, we might as well … Continue reading
Why shadows move faster than the speed of light, what “information” means in physics, and why Albert Einstein used a geometry equation to answer George Bernard Shaw’s cheerful critique of science (C = 2πr).
“I can’t resist it. I always feel the strong compulsion to build upon whatever I enjoy, to understand it better. I can’t listen to a song without harmonizing with it, and I can’t play a game without imbuing it with sheaves upon sheaves of personally relevant contextual information.”
-Jerry Holkins, http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2008/01/11/rigorous-scholarship And the comic strip from that day:
Lester Freamon, The Wire, Season 3, Episode 9.
Phil 6958: The Uncertain Boundaries of the Subject 11/28/11 Short Paper on Being Given, the finale Marion’s turn to paternity as an example of the “nameless call” remained obscure for me. It seemed to reveal more of his personal neuroses about … Continue reading
Phil 6958: The Uncertain Boundaries of the Subject 11/16/11 Short Paper on Being Given, part 2 In this reading §26 particularly stood out to me. Marion begins by laying out a very enticing objection to the Cartesian-Scientific epistemological framework (262). This reminded … Continue reading