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All posts tagged: philosophy
“The most perfect philosophy of the natural kind only staves off our ignorance a little longer: As perhaps the most perfect philosophy of the moral or metaphysical kind serves only to discover larger portions of it.” -Hume
On the Modern Man
I submitted this short opinion piece to the 48hrmag.com project, and it wasn’t selected, as the other writers were all way better than me, and I’m looking forward to reading the magazine when it comes out, as should you. But I want to share my thoughts anyway. More to come, of course. The Masculine Mystique: Why it’s time to stop watching ESPN, and time to start hustling Gentlemen: we’ve got a problem. In many ways, this article is, […]
On Why Family Works.
*DISCLAIMER* This is very much a freewheeling random post. Don’t read it if you want something data-driven or “productive”. Also, none of this takes into account the fact that there are genetic traits that may or may not lead to compatible dispositions. I’m more interested in the notion of circumstance. I’m also using zero data to back up these claims. Just musing. If a number of people are trapped in an elevator for long enough, […]
On OKTrends still being best blog on the web.
Using their wonderfully expansive and rich data set about people’s behaviors and preferences, they come up with some fabulously incisive conclusions. This particular one is about why Democrats tend to be worse at governing (and have been for the last 25 years, at least) than Republicans. Worth reading the whole thing. http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/2010/03/30/the-democrats-are-doomed-or-how-a-big-tent-can-be-too-big/ Money quote: “Like an army, a political party must be coherent and disciplinedto be effective, and these qualities alone can carry the day, even against greater […]
Graffiti in Haifa. (via zachklein)
“When you believe in something literally, you will turn it into an absurdity through your faith. Genuine adherents of a political philosophy never take its arguments seriously, but only its practical aims, which are concealed beneath these arguments. Political arguments do not exist, after all, for people to believe in them, rather they serve as a common, agreed-upon excuse. Foolish people who take them in earnest sooner or later discover inconsistencies in them, begin to […]