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Reason and the Post-Human

by Daniel A. Kaufman

In “Excessive Reason,” an essay I published in these pages last year, I argued that mainline philosophy is characterized by a pervasive and systematic rationalism, the main characteristics of which I summarized as follows: 6,846 more words

Essay

TV Review: Twin Peaks The Return (Seven).

Is Mark Frost and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return loosening up and growing friendlier, or are we simply getting used to it? Episode seven… 1,370 more words

Reflections Upon Contemporary Events.

Desert [Not "Dessert"!] Island Books

Well, it seems that I haven’t posted anything here except my own fiction for a while–a sincere thank you to everyone who has looked at it and especially to those who have commented!–but I’ll try to remedy that with this question–er, game– for all of the mystery bloggers out there. 306 more words

Musings

The Four Loves

“Where father or mother treat their offspring with an incivility which, offered to any other young people, would simply terminate the acquaintance, dogmatic assertions on matters which children understand and their elders don’t, ruthless interruptions, flat contradictions, ridicule of things the young take seriously – sometimes of their religion – insulting references to their friends, all provide easy answers to the question of why their children never come home…Who does not prefer civility to barbarism?’” (Lewis, C.S., 1960, The Four Loves). 283 more words

Man is influenced by thought of some kind...

Philosophy is merely thought that has been thought out. It is often a great bore. But man has no alternative, except between being influenced by thought that has been thought out and being influenced by thought that has not been thought out. 95 more words

Philosophy

G.K. Chesterton and Me

I recently read an excerpt  from a G.K. Chesterton essay about his being bored to death during a long train ride. He moans that he had no books or newspapers, 468 more words

My Journey