Dreyfus’ remarkable book is both a memoir of the fifteen years he spent training as a Ge-luk Tibetan Buddhist monk and a cross-cultural comparison of Buddhist and Western philosophical education.
This started as a comment on a post over on New Savannah, where Bill Benzon was talking about cognitive science researcher Mark Changizi’s decision to leave academia. But I think it’s a red herring as […]
Slightly late here, but I did write an essay on Nikolai Leskov over at the Quarterly Conversation, the fantastic and strange 19th century Russian writer. I hope his works are reprinted and retranslated. My old […]
Unrealized. Winter–Spring 1892 Plan for a scientiﬁc dictionary, to be called Summa Scientiæ; or,Summary of Human Knowledge. To be contained in one volume of 1500 pages of 1000 words per page. The articles, though elementary, to […]
I posted that excerpt from the inflammatory (for sufficiently small values of inflammatory) intro to Steven Moore’s book only as a gag, since people like Steve Donoghue have said much more about it than I […]
For people he had an open, undisguised contempt–for everyone. Never under any circumstances did he count upon anybody, and I do not remember that he ever applied to any one with any considerable request. He […]
We’ve gotta do it right Within this system Gonna take over But within this system Chicago, “It Better End Soon,” as quoted by Lester Bangs It seems I’m late to the party over The Life […]