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The kidnapping of money - and what to do

Those of you who read what I write will realise I’m on a journey; in fact, always have been.

The journey involves the development of ideas – following them to their logical conclusion; or perhaps, better, to their logical continuation.   1,162 more words

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[Thought-] Experimenting on Women: Possible Problems and General Recommendations

There has been an apparent trend in philosophy to try and adopt the practice of using female-associated names and pronouns for protagonists in examples and thought experiments. 1,435 more words


TRLOR: The Real Life Onion Router, Part One

I have been thinking more and more about privacy, and the great lengths some of us go through trying to gain anonymity on The Internet, and even in the real world. 388 more words


So is writing what people need an example of fascism or democracy?

I’ve been cogitating about this ever since I first visited the Guardian‘s offices in London, on the kind invitation – open I believe to all… 414 more words

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Fullmetal Alchemist Isn't Full Alchemy

鋼の錬金術師, or Fullmetal Alchemist, is an award-winning fantasy anime/manga series by Hiromu Arakawa. It featured, among other things, a magic system called “alchemy” whereby materials can be changed at will. 1,437 more words

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Husserlian Methodology and the Concept of Civilization


In my recent post The Study of Civilization as Rigorous Science I discussed Husserl’s conception of rigorous science and how Husserlian ideas were implicitly present throughout my own analysis of civilization. 2,011 more words


Oversimplifications Are Always Dangerous

With thanks to Warimu Gitau

“Imagine you are a thoughtful 22-year-old college graduate who wants to make a great difference in the world, he said, invoking one of his many thought experiments.

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