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A Comment on Facebook's Face Recognition Software

Facebook wants me to tag my friends in this picture:

Sure, Facebook – let me introduce you to my good friend Philosophy, along with two putto/genii, and two armrests that aren’t even human figures in this image. 63 more words



Quisquis composito serenus aevo
fatum sub pedibus egit superbum
fortunamque tuens utramque rectus
invictum potuit tenere vultum,
non illum rabies minaeque ponti
versum funditus exagitantis aestum… 211 more words

Boethius on Ill Fortune and True Friendship

“What would you have paid back then to know which were which and whom to trust?”

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius (480-524 AD) – known simply as Boethius – was a Roman public servant and… 570 more words


Boethius: Philosopher Beats Tyrant

Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, 2.15-35

(In this passage, Boethius probably alludes to a popular story about the death of Zeno of Elea)

“What in reality is this desired and famous power of yours? 345 more words


"Ripe autumn at the full of year."

Autumn Maple Leaves — Computer Art by kenne

As nature changes,
I seek a balance

between acting and
being acted upon.

— kenne

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Why doctors read philosophy

The emergency department pages.  They have a patient who is elderly and confused.  He arrived by ambulance.  The labs are normal, the radiographs are normal, but we can’t find any family members.   509 more words

De consolatione philosophiae, III. 24

Feliz daquele que pôde contemplar
A fonte luminosa do bem,
Feliz de quem pôde desembaraçar-se
De suas pesadas cadeias terrestres.
Outrora um poeta da Trácia…

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