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Paul Raymont
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Follow-ups on earlier posts
Follow-up 1 : Almost one year ago, I  posted a list  of UK philosophers who were among the combatants in WWI. I've added another name to that list:  Leon   Roth , who served in the  Jewish Battalion  of the  Royal Fusiliers . Like Rupert Clendon Lodge (see ...
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Hegel in Canada
I've been reading up on the history of Canadian philosophy. Anglo-Canadian academic philosophy was strongly influenced by British, particularly Scots, Hegelians. In 1994, John Burbidge published 'Hegel in Canada' , a short piece in which he documented Hegel...
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Blunden: No time for the present
I noted that in Undertones of War , Edmund Blunden juxtaposes the pastoral landscape and its wreckage by modern, industrial warfare. He also juxtaposes different time-scales, gliding between the daily minutiae of his army life and larger time-frames that dw...
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Caporetto
One hundred years ago the terrible WWI  Battle of Caporetto began (on Oct. 24). The battle was named for a town that is now in Slovenia (and is called  Kobarid  in Slovene) and that used to be in Yugoslavia, in Italy, in Austria-Hungary, etc. Caporetto was ...
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Philosophy of/in Literature links
Nicole Im interviews philosophical novelist Joanna Kavenna . Viorica Patea on  'Ana Blandiana and Hölderlin 's Eternal Question' . Erin Blakemore on 'Jane Austen and the Value of Flaws' .  Duncan Richter on ' War and Peace and Wittgenstein' . From 2015, Hen...
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Annus horribilis!
Well, that was a horrible year. My father died. I was hospitalized with congestive heart failure. My mother-in-law died. Other bad things happened. I look forward to posting again, starting with some link lists.
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Sundry items making no coherent whole
I've added content to the following old posts: America's Critical-Thinking Movement in the 1930s & '40s Some quotations on facts John Albert Chadwick, WWI vet who left Cambridge logic for an Ashram These old lines by Mike Royko seem timely: I always believe...
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