Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sentiment and reason

Next week’s The New Yorker (January 17) has an article by David Brooks, What the science of human nature can teach us:  It’s actually is is an excerpt from his forthcoming book which is primarily about education, according to his description.   … Continue reading

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Syllogisms, nihilism, and politics

I am concerned that philosophy may be in for some bad press after the recent coverage of Jared Loughner’s syllogisms and nihilism.  There was an interview with his philosophy instructor in Slate here and the NYT ran a piece on his nihilistic philosophy. … Continue reading

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