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Why Study Philosophy?

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Beer and Philosophy or Drinking and Thinking

Here’s an article from the Huffington Post. Of course, we all know that booze and the philosopher are close friends. Regarding the relationship between the two, there are two schools of thought. 1. that the qualic experience (and alcohol) are part and parcel of creative thought processes. 2. Alcohol is needed to numb the philosopher’s…

Napoleon Bonaparte’s Brother member of American Philosophical Society

Here’s a curiosity – Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon’s elder brother, was an elected member of the American Philosophical Society. What association or society (aside from The Royal Society) could claim intellectual giants such as Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton, Paine and Madison as its members? Here’s Joseph’s obituary from the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 6,…