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Dialog on Morality, Part I

“Yes, of course I got your list of demands.” New Yorker caption contest

People have been wondering about the nature of morality ever since Socrates wandered around Athens annoying his fellow citizens with questions about justice. 4,621 more words

Guest Post

THIS IS A POEM ABOUT A FART SO POWERFUL IT FRACTURES YOUR LOWER SPINE 11.20.17

11.20.17

Imagine a fart so powerful it fractures your lower spine. This is my life. Abrupt and insensible. Accidental, forward momentum intended to relieve pain but which in fact pollinates the air with a portentous odor, of rot, of decay. 53 more words

Poem

The Augenstein Factor

I’ve been reading Pride & Prejudice and some Wittgenstein recently, and that’s about the best way I can imagine beginning a response to A____’s prompt. It’s probably all downhill from here. 1,520 more words

Reflections On Self

Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom: Lars Iyer Interviewed

Originally published by the Quietus.

‘Literature is a corpse and cold at that.’ Lars Iyer says in his ‘literary manifesto after the end of literature and manifestos’, a title which perfectly captures the spirit of his work — a playfulness around and downright contempt for topics often considered to be the most serious of all. 2,532 more words

Literature

New app gives blind people ‘power’ to see

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ARTIFICIAL intelligence is being used to empower the blind, with Microsoft launching a free app that narrates the world around them in real time. 3,670 more words

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Degrees of Assimilation

by Mark English

In a recent essay, Daniel Kaufman recalled the days when he and a couple of friends used to climb through a hole in the perimeter fence of their junior high school on Long Island and have lunch at Andel’s Kosher Delicatessen – “Hebrew National hot dogs, potato knishes, and half-sour pickles, washing it all down with Dr. 1,585 more words

Essay

The Two Desk Problem

Wittgenstein’s parables, like Jesus’, have a peculiar power to capsize thought, to overturn it even as it sails its trade routes.

His BlBk parable about the floor exemplifies the power (p. 159 more words

Philosophy