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Parts of My Soul (At least according to Plato)

The tripartite division of the human psyche (the rational or reflective, the spirited, and the appetitive elements) reflects a similar stratification in the state (the rulers who will govern the state, the auxiliaries who will defend it, and the producers who will provide the material goods). 1,450 more words

Academic Writing

Don't be Irrational... please

In the beginning

Modern humans have been around for 200,000 years. This means that the brain we possess today is fundamentally no different than that of our cave dwelling ancestors. 583 more words


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Irrational Stasis

The covenant of men:
see as, say nothing.

Then here we are,
the fruitless multipliers of
the irrational stasis.
Wedded once and forever 
to each other and the
notions of our weaker selves. 17 more words

Is the city a refuge? Cleanthes of Assos and Norbert Elias on civilisation.

When humans reflect on the transition of the species to its current, civilised state, this change is typically portrayed in terms of the developments of modernity. 2,322 more words

Will Johncock


The late Alvin Toffler, futurist and author of FutureShock, The Third Wave, and Powershift said:

“You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.”

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What do you call a bill for the Titanic?

A sunk cost.

Ba-dum-cha! And now a moment of silence for this blog’s first official dad joke.

Sunk cost is more than a slightly insensitive punchline though. 770 more words