The Slivovice Interview

Here’s a fantastic post by the one and only Ricky Riccardi. To my knowledge no other 20th Century genius ever provided such an intimate (not stage managed) window into their…

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OAKESHOTT’S PILGRIMAGE PAST J.S. MILL

Recent article by the “dean” of Oakshott studies Generally speaking, those who pursue political philosophy feel an affinity with Mill more than with Oakeshott at this point. It is not…

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Skillful Coping: Essays on the Phenomenology of Everyday Perception and Action

Review of the first installment of Hubert Dreyfus’ collected papers.

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WALKER PERCY WEDNESDAY – 35

He sized them up as Yankee sort of Southerners, the cheerful, prosperous go-getters one comes across in the upper South, in Knoxville maybe, or Bristol. “Where’re you from,” cried Mrs….

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What scares the new atheists

Article by John Gray from a few weeks back (and surprisingly in The Guardian). It’s a reassuringly simple equation. In fact there are no reliable connections – whether in logic…

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Two Titans: Curtis Mayfield and Bobby Womack

Here are a couple of documentaries sketching out the genius of these two musicians. Much of what they wrote and sang about is as salient now as it ever was. Of…

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Bertrand Russell

Born on this day. It just so happens that while writing on Herbert Simon today I was reminded of Russell who, on hearing from Simon about his “thinking machine” that proved theorems from…

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