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Book review: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Book review – Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie

This is a rambling review of the first and only Agatha Christie that I have read, … 1,660 more words


Thought of the Day: Socrates's Problem of Good

“Is the pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods”? As Socrates infamously asked Euthyphro. 1,010 more words

As I lay around, flipping through Mayakovsky -- trying to get Brexit, Trump, Puigdemont the hobbit, Golden Dawn, Putin and Naval'niy, Neo-Nazis and the NRA, Hariri and bin Salman, outta my head...and praying for my boy Macron...

…I think about Howard Jacobson, and his reference to Plato (and Dostoevsky sort of), who warned us that the masses are “tyrant-loving”…i.e. stupid.  And Mayakovsky, who rightly asked of himself, vis-à-vis the rest of us schmucks (though he didn’t need to specify): “By what Goliath was I born, so enormous and so useless…” — and who asks me and all of us again: 30 more words

Wonder is the feeling ...

Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.



Against the Monotheists “Occam's Razor”

Often, monotheists will end up invoking Occam’s Razor, a theory at its most basic principle summed up as “the simplest theory is most likely to be correct,” 814 more words

Idea is taking off!

Something I have been thinking for a while is starting to take shape!


True Karate

True karate is this: that in daily life one’s mind and body be trained and developed in a spirit of humility, and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice. 377 more words