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RE: On Bullshit

A friend of mine recently mentioned he has back-ordered “On Bullshit” (by Harry Frankfurt) and I thought “oh neat – maybe I can borrow it sometime for a day or two”… but then I realized something. Bullshit is not rare … Continue reading Continue reading

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Sign My Guestbook + The Rationality of the Written Word

I enjoy following Chloe Thurlow’s writings and musings very much. Whenever I start reading, then I am quite sure that my time will be well spent. I am sad that her chloethurlow.com website is sometimes blocked when I am at … Continue reading Continue reading

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Something to Hide: Nothing to Show

Many people have something to hide, even though they maintain otherwise. In many if not most cases, people seem to try hiding that theyfeel as if they have nothing to show. Let me step back for a moment to explain … Continue reading Continue reading

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Explicit Thoughts

When ideas cross my mind, I generally have little or no inhibitions about expressing them plainly and explicitly. In contrast, I feel like many people censor themselves by suppressing or at least not explicitly stating what they think. Most people … Continue reading Continue reading

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WANTED: Is Written Language DEAD OR ALIVE?

We are constantly altering the forms we have inherited from previous generations, and these changes are signs of life and vitality. Indeed: The things that don’t change, the forms that rigidify, come to look to us like death — and … Continue reading Continue reading

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Engagement is Beautiful

One thing many people often forget is that engagement does not describe a status so much as it describes an activity. People who are familiar with my thinking — and even moreso the thinking of the giants I sometimes attempt … Continue reading Continue reading

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If you want any more, you can suit yourself

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Maybe love is when you value someone’s so-called “subjective opinion” more than so-called “objective facts”

This is just a more or less random idea that occurred to me the other day. I don’t know of anything that might “support” it, but I also have not yet thought of anything that might refute it. Continue reading

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An idea is the constellation of feelings that you and other people who also participate in the same shared concept engage in

Each participant acts as a partial curator of the idea, and insofar as all participants engage by collectively functioning as custodians of the concept, ideas have meanings that correspond to the uses their custodians make of them. Anyone who shirks … Continue reading
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Preferred Fantasies

One way I can usually tell if I have “won” an argument is if/when the other person stops arguing. They usually say something like “I’ve got to do X” — meaning to imply something like “I don’t have the time … Continue reading
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