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Seven Reasons to Vote for the Libertarian Party
http://reason.com/archives/2014/10/30/why-should-libertarians-vote-for-the-lib

and this classic from Herbert Spencer:
Social Statics: or, The Conditions essential to Happiness specified, and the First of them Developed, (London: John Chapman, 1851). 2/13/2015. http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/273#Spencer_0331_450
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+Brandon Downey  (Hey, how are you? How have you been?)

Have you read this book/do you have an opinion on this perspective? (You're the only one I've ever really talked to about the nature of mathematics)
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Well, I'm not even positing that Aristotelian thing: just saying that a priori, dunno if we have knowledge like that, but if we did, it would be a good idea to start there.

I'm not familiar with the other form of foundationalism, but I guess I would say that while I'm skeptical about absolute claims of certainty, it does seem like starting with things you're more certain about is a good idea. 

Of course, that doesn't mean:

- There aren't some truths we will never be certain about
- We have any sort of inferential chain from more certain beliefs to less

Just that it might be a useful heuristic. 
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In my last post I argued that history is entropy:  the inexorable but random disintegration of human systems under the pressure of time and change.  Odd bits endure or are remembered.  Millions of ...
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In case you missed it, the new little kids' books (which are suuuuper limited) are on sale now! Discuss this comic in the forum. June 12, 2015. Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle is now on sale, for that pre-nerd you are nursing to adulthood. Discuss this comic in the forum. June 11, 2015 ...
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A controversial copyright ruling could make it harder to make computer programs work together, and the government advised the Supreme Court not to review it.
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From the Scumbag Analytic Philosopher and Scumbag Continental Philosopher meme generators.

These are my favorites. I tried to pair them up so they somewhat echo one another.
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Prejudice is the Enlightenment’s most detested foe, the vampire that withers in the light of Reason. But an ambitious new book argues that prejudice, properly understood, is a prerequisite for lucid thinking. In this review, Ari N. Schulman explains why our modern ideal of perfect rationality is irrational.
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Raging Against Each Other's Machines “There's never been a true war that wasn't fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right. The really dangerous people believe they a...
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"Albert, this report you turned in. It's crap." "Or maybe it's just so brilliant you just don't understand it." "No, it's definitely crap" "Damn you Simone!" Didn't get the joke? What's to explain? Life is meaningless. Permanent Link to this Comic: http://existentialcomics.com/comic/85 ...
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  • George Mason University
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