Category Archives: philosophy

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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Supporting a Wave of Creativity

The arabesque is, rather obviously, not a position that can be held for any prolonged length of time. Balanced on the tip of one foot, the ballerina gives her audience a momentary glimpse of the arabesque, and then she is … Continue reading

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Quiet Please! I Am Trying to Hear The Ghosts Behind The Scenery.

  I have always felt that there was a dialogue going on imperceptible to my inadequate senses like voices mumbling in another room, mumbling made up of light and waves and interruptions and strings of events, as if, with a … Continue reading

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Video: Harry Frankfurt on Bullshit

Originally posted on Vox Populi:
. Harry Frankfurt is an American philosopher and author of the New York Times bestseller “On Bullshit”. Although first conceived as an essay over 30 years ago, his theory on bullshit is more relevant today than…

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