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John Gray on Desert Island Disks

And his first choice, Bowie’s “My Way” — i.e. Life on Mars. Though he came to self-awareness in the ’60s he preferred the harder-edged and more poetic ’70s. His one item: a lifetime’s supply of Marmite. Sound chap. ConservatismDavid BowieHistoryIsaiah Berlinjohn grayKirsty YoungLiberalismLibertarianismmarmitePolitical philosophyprogressstoicism

Pictorial Truth: Essays on Wittgenstein, Realism, and Conservatism

The most excellent Kristóf Nyíri has alerted me to his freely available self-published book Pictorial Truth: Essays on Wittgenstein, Realism, and Conservatism. Kristóf and I have corresponded intermittently over about thirty years, my coming to him first through his absolutely fascinating early-to-late eighties work on Wittgenstein when, pre-web, I wrote to him expressing my enthusiasms. He has,…

Stove’s On Enlightenment

Ever the delicious philosophical provocateur David Stove has his book On Enlightenment freely available online (not posted by me gov!). My chum Andrew Irvine is the editor. Mention Stove in class or in a paper (assuming that there are those who have heard of him) and you’ll probably be sent to the gulag.   Andrew…