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As I lay around, flipping through Mayakovsky -- trying to get Brexit, Trump, Puigdemont the hobbit, Golden Dawn, Putin and Naval'niy, Neo-Nazis and the NRA, Hariri and bin Salman, outta my head...and praying for my boy Macron...

…I think about Howard Jacobson, and his reference to Plato (and Dostoevsky sort of), who warned us that the masses are “tyrant-loving”…i.e. stupid.  And Mayakovsky, who rightly asked of himself, vis-à-vis the rest of us schmucks (though he didn’t need to specify): “By what Goliath was I born, so enormous and so useless…” — and who asks me and all of us again: 30 kata lagi

Wonder is the feeling ...

Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.



Against the Monotheists “Occam's Razor”

Often, monotheists will end up invoking Occam’s Razor, a theory at its most basic principle summed up as “the simplest theory is most likely to be correct,” 814 kata lagi

True Karate

True karate is this: that in daily life one’s mind and body be trained and developed in a spirit of humility, and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice. 377 kata lagi



Seattle this summer produced some of the best pictures I’ve ever taken, and it is the best major city I have traveled to so far in spite of its evident problems as a major city. 330 kata lagi


Majority Rules

It is an odd assumption that a majority of men and women will invariably reach the correct decision in matters sometimes too complicated for a single person. 906 kata lagi

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Plato's Euthyphro

Plato’s Euthyphro is one of the more famous of the shorter dialogues.  Several of the major themes are brought up in the dialogue include theology, ethics, and filialism.  1.470 kata lagi