Philosophia Ex Machina
"Be a philosopher, but amidst all your philosophy be still a man." - David Hume
Sunday, March 30, 2014
The Book of Life: A Thought Experiment
"While browsing around the library one day, I notice an old dusty tome, quite large, entitled ‘Alvin I. Goldman.’ I take it from the ...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Dennett and the "Surely" Operator
In his Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking , Daniel Dennett writes: "When you'...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
On the Difference Between Writing Philosophy Clearly and Writing Accessibly
In his Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking , Daniel Dennett writes: Some philosophers think that using examples in their work i...
Saturday, February 8, 2014
A Bibliography of Racism
Overview of survey and study findings lifted from The New Jim Crow . I have lifted the relevant empirical claims and followed the bibliogra...
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Maeda's Influence on Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Trying to find reliable information about the origins of any martial art is a difficult task. Hist...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The Hidden Biases of Otherwise Good People
Excerpt from the book 12 Angry Men : "A recently developed test, the Implicit Association Test , offers one attempt to measure the ex...
Friday, September 13, 2013
The Problem of Heaven
I have previously written about the desirability of an immortal life from a more or less natur...
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Is the Immortal Life Worth Living?
Previously I wrote about Aaron Smuts's paper Immortality and Significance to share certain ...
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