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The problem of being pure in an impure world: an essay on Plato, false consciousness, and leftism.

Leftism and the Banausic Thinker: From Plato to Verso

The problem of being pure in an impure world: an essay on Plato, false consciousness, and leftism.

Apr, 18
I try to make some sense out of some informal interviews with quantum physicists, and what their personalities and intuitions say about them. Platonists vs. idealists: who will win, and why are they on different sides?

Quantum Interviews, Quantum Personalities

I try to make some sense out of some informal interviews with quantum physicists, and what their personalities and intuitions say about them. Platonists vs. idealists: who will win, and why are they on different sides?

Aug, 19
Two philosophers, Husserl and Sellars, and the vision the hopes they both shared for a nonreductive unification of science and society.

Wilfrid Sellars and Edmund Husserl on Science and Life

Two philosophers, Husserl and Sellars, and the vision the hopes they both shared for a nonreductive unification of science and society.

Jan, 11
Of all the concepts that people simultaneously trumpet and denigrate, while not even being aware of the contradiction, truth must rank damn close to the top.

Truth and Muddlement

Of all the concepts that people simultaneously trumpet and denigrate, while not even being aware of the contradiction, truth must rank damn close to the top.

Dec, 02
The rhetoric of four thinkers who deployed obscurity and confusion to promulgate their beliefs and criticize their opponents. Things have not changed much in 400 years.

The Authority of Obscurity: Fludd, Hamann, Heidegger, Kripke

The rhetoric of four thinkers who deployed obscurity and confusion to promulgate their beliefs and criticize their opponents. Things have not changed much in 400 years.

Sep, 25
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.

The Sound of Two Hands Clapping: Georges Dreyfus on Buddhism

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.

Aug, 23
Herman Philipse makes very fine tombstones. This particular tombstone is for Martin Heidegger: a very critical exegesis of his philosophy that ends with a damning verdict.

Heidegger’s Theology of Being

Herman Philipse makes very fine tombstones. This particular tombstone is for Martin Heidegger: a very critical exegesis of his philosophy that ends with a damning verdict.

Jul, 30

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