“Polemic, or the art of throwing eggs, is … as highly skilled a job as, say, boxing……”
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“Polemic, or the art of throwing eggs, is … as highly skilled a job as, say, boxing… keep your face straight and throw them well! The difficulty is: not to make superfluous noises or gestures, which don’t harm the other man but only yourself.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein, in Recollections of Wittgenstein, Rush Rhees, ed. Originally Read More The post “Polemic, or the art of throwing eggs, is … as highly skilled a job as, say, boxing……” appeared first on Philosophy News ..read more
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“The Queen of Spades”: A Fairy-Tale of Disordered Loves
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by Stephen Rippon
7h ago
Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), the “Father of Russian Literature,” is most famous for his poetry, but later in his life he increasingly published prose. We are not to see Pushkin’s “turn to prose” as representing any loss of inspiration on the author’s part, for his skillful storytelling in prose continues to speak prophetically to our generation.… The post “The Queen of Spades”: A Fairy-Tale of Disordered Loves appeared first on VoegelinView. The post “The Queen of Spades”: A Fairy-Tale of Disordered Loves appeared first on Philosophy News ..read more
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Philosophybits: “If you are not already dead, forgive. Rancor is heavy, it is worldly; leave it on…
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philosophybits: “If you are not already dead, forgive. Rancor is heavy, it is worldly; leave it on earth: die light.” — Jean-Paul Sartre, The Devil and the Good Lord Originally appeared on Philosophy Bits Read More The post philosophybits: “If you are not already dead, forgive. Rancor is heavy, it is worldly; leave it on… appeared first on Philosophy News ..read more
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“Feeling (for a particular art, science, person, etc.) is divided spirit, is self-restriction: hence…”
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“Feeling (for a particular art, science, person, etc.) is divided spirit, is self-restriction: hence a result of self-creation and self-destruction.” – Friedrich Schlegel, Critical Fragments Originally appeared on Philosophy Bits Read More The post “Feeling (for a particular art, science, person, etc.) is divided spirit, is self-restriction: hence…” appeared first on Philosophy News ..read more
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Automation, Utopia and Everything In Between
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by John Danaher
23h ago
I’ve been quiet for a while. I know. But here’s something to fill the gap: an interview I did for the Network Capital Podcast hosted by Utkarsh Amitabh. It covers a bit of everything: who I am; why I became an academic; whether academia is an ethical career choice; my views on effective altruism; themes Read More The post Automation, Utopia and Everything In Between appeared first on Philosophy News ..read more
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“No moral question presents itself to the child as long as he is still incapable of recognizing…”
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“No moral question presents itself to the child as long as he is still incapable of recognizing himself in the past or seeing himself in the future. It is only when the moments of his life begin to be organized into behaviour that he can decide and choose. The value of the chosen end is Read More The post “No moral question presents itself to the child as long as he is still incapable of recognizing…” appeared first on Philosophy News ..read more
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The hidden logic behind emotions
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by Juan R. Loaiza
1d ago
For almost a century, conventional wisdom held that emotions from happiness to sadness, anticipation to surprise, and anger to terror were opposites. And like primary colours, they could be combined to create other emotions like ‘guilt’ or ‘delight’. Such an idea is deeply flawed argues philosopher of psychology and neuroscience, Juan R. Loaiza. The metaphor Read More The post The hidden logic behind emotions appeared first on Philosophy News ..read more
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Jeremiah
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by Christopher Villiers
1d ago
You made me tell the hardest thing of all, The truth. Judah just will not want to hear Anything but sweet lies, false prophets call Being answered warmly though death draws near. They want to kill me, faithfulness to you Is treason in their sight, I am waiting For your wave to crash over them,… The post Jeremiah appeared first on VoegelinView. The post Jeremiah appeared first on Philosophy News ..read more
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The Supreme Court’s Symbolic Code of Conduct
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by Heinrik Hellwig
1d ago
Two things seem true about modern professional life. One, most professional activities nowadays (legal ones, anyway) are backed by a code of conduct—roughly, a set of written guidelines instructing participants how to behave to realize certain values their professional institution accepts. Professional societies like the American Philosophical Association have a Code of Conduct. Universities and colleges have codes Read More The post The Supreme Court’s Symbolic Code of Conduct appeared first on Philosophy News ..read more
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Philosophybits: “Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is thought to…
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philosophybits: “Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.” — Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics Originally appeared on Philosophy Bits Read More The post philosophybits: “Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is thought to… appeared first on Philosophy News ..read more
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