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What's the use of that? Literary criticism, literary theory, and the value of the humanities: http://www.sydneyreviewofbooks.com/the-limits-of-critique-the-art-of-reading/
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The Nature of Philosophy: Where Do We Go Next? — II. https://platofootnote.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/where-do-we-go-next-ii/
[for a brief explanation of this ongoing series, as well as a full table of contents, go here] Yet another challenge: the rise of the Digital Humanities A very different sort of challenge to the tr…
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I could say "I can explain it to you, but I cannot understand it for you." But that would be un-Stoic, so I won't.
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Indeed.
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The Nature of Philosophy: Where Do We Go Next? — I. https://platofootnote.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/where-do-we-go-next-i/
[for a brief explanation of this ongoing series, as well as a full table of contents, go here] “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” (Søren Kierkegaard) Philosophy…
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The dangerous acceptance of Donald Trump. Scary piece, no hype: http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-dangerous-acceptance-of-donald-trump
If Trump came to power, there is a decent chance that the American experiment would be over.
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+Bob Calder, sorry, was literally asleep in another continent. I believe the cleaning up has been done.
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Don’t feel bad if you’d rather skip it. Studies have not proved its importance.
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We night owls already knew that, and poo-poohed those studies.

But, for dinner, there is something special ... and healthy ... at least if you dine at my place ... and it's inexpensive, too. Just made:

Sun-dried tomato alfredo (Classico jar), supplemented with fresh Asiago cheese, grated Parmesan and butter (all melted together, then added to the alfredo in the main pot), fresh ground black pepper, and basil, served over the usual whole wheat pasta, plus green beans and broccoli, and artichokes, plus diced pork loin and a touch of diced pepperoni.

I use just enough on sauces to coat, not drown. All quite healthy, with the fiber, and no added salt. There’s enough in the pasta sauce jar.
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The Nature of Philosophy: Where Do We Go Next? — III. https://platofootnote.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/where-do-we-go-next-iii/
[for a brief explanation of this ongoing series, as well as a full table of contents, go here] The tools of the trade We have already discussed at some length one important — if controversial — phi…
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STOICON ’16 speakers: Greg Sadler and how to deal with anger. https://howtobeastoic.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/stoicon-16-greg-sandler/
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To increase your social network traffic: question the brain-computer analogy; or criticize Ayr Rand. That's it.
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Last paragraph of that Aeon piece:

"We are organisms, not computers. Get over it. Let’s get on with the business of trying to understand ourselves, but without being encumbered by unnecessary intellectual baggage. The IP metaphor has had a half-century run, producing few, if any, insights along the way. The time has come to hit the DELETE key."

Second sentence should be read and reread and rereread by one person on the thread for sure.
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[see here for a brief introduction to this ongoing series] The third letter to Lucilius is on the topic of friendship, and here Seneca advises his pal to tread carefully and make important distinct…
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Philosopher, evolutionary biologist, blogger. What else needs to be said? Okay, a lot, but for now it will do.
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Survived (even thrived!) nine years in Knoxville, TN
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    Evolutionary Biology, 1990 - 1994
  • University of Tennessee
    Philosophy, 2001 - 2003
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