Category: Philosophy

Experts Should Keep Their Dayjobs

All the things I’ve ever said about people’s dumbass faux-humility reagarding deffering to experts proven right by this Canadian badass (is such an oxymoron pausible?): Give me your hard earned money for linking to other people’s work.

The 20’s, The Many Evils of Beans, and Soleimani

It’s the 20’s again! Meaning it’s no longer hipstery to wear fanciful hats. Where’s my flatcap? The Pythagoreans thought consuming beans an evil. I think this idea of sin and many ideas of sin in general, as well as the whole drive to mysticism…

Held – An Essay

“Though there are many varieties of the view discussed. Utilitarianism is generally held to be the view that the morally right action is the action that produces the most good. “ – The History of Utilitarianism | The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Held. Something…

Philosophical Doodles – Musings on the Virtue Signal

Ethics is the philosophy of morals. It is a discipline that everyone should master. A discipline whose mastery matters now more than ever. It is so vastly important that the world depends upon it. If you just asked yourself, “well Whaddaya mean by world?”…

Plastic Rose – The Changing Nature of Memory

Isn’t it interesting or perhaps more fittingly alarming that we have precious few markers of passage? A letter is such a finite thing. Perhaps no more finite than a tweet but certainly more tangibly finite. Because the leaf, the bit of tree, it will…

There is no Homunculus (Vlog)

I’m a simple man with a simple lager and proabably should tackle less complicated things. But the more I drink the less I fear looking like an idiot. So….here goes… https://www.pnas.org/content/116/10/3948 “Modularity refers to the idea that mental phenomena arise from the operation of…

The Most Valuable Lesson I Learned

The most useful thing that you can do to improve your odds in any situation is one that I learned from Alan Watts. The thing is a realization. That realization is that all those factors working against you are like the ground that pushes…