Category Archives: philosophy

How to Live in The Time Of Monsters

 … It is indeed my opinion now that evil is never “radical,” that it is only extreme, and that it possesses neither depth nor any demonic dimension. It can overgrow and lay waste the whole world precisely because it spreads … Continue reading

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Leave a Little Window Open: a Breeze Will Wake You.

“Every morning, even before I open my eyes, I know I am in my bedroom and my bed. But if I go to sleep after lunch in the room where I work, sometimes I wake up with a feeling of … Continue reading

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A Collage Poem of Random Pieces

…we’re riddled with pointless talk, insane quantities of words and images. Stupidity’s never blind or mute. So it’s not a problem of getting people to express themselves but of providing little gaps of solitude and silence in which they might eventually find … Continue reading

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The Universe is a Messy Place to Play . . .

“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum morbid phenomena of the most varied kind come to pass.” Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci Art by and Photo credit: … Continue reading

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Some More Ways to Sustain and Develop Open Minds.

Illustration by Maurice Sendak Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for teachers who wish to promote the development of open minds. 1: Do not feel absolutely certain of anything. 2: Do not think it worthwhile to produce belief by concealing evidence, for … Continue reading

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Keep Your Mind Open and a Firm Hold on Realty. (We are in for a bumpy ride)

  All we got to say on this proposition is this: first, you and me is as good as anybody else, and maybe a damn sight better; second, nobody ain’t got no right to take away none of our rights; … Continue reading

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Mike Schneider: In the Post-Truth World

Originally posted on Vox Populi:
the game of truth or consequences has no consequence. What does it matter if insurance agents quote Thoreau? The mass of men still lead lives of quiet desperation. Guns are not on sale at the…

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