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Kant: Etiology

So, how did Kant come to be? That’s a good question, but it doesn’t have a simple answer. I don’t want to break into Kant biography today. 1.519 altre parole

Survey Materials

Kafka Wins in Poll

Whether the work of Franz Kafka remains relevant to understanding politics and bureaucracy in the digital age has just receive a boost from a ‘Twitter poll’ I conducted for the fun of it. 274 altre parole

General Interest

France, Paris, 1775.

France, Paris, 1775.

In the darkened dormitory, Maximilien watched the droplets on the window pane race each other to the bottom. Thunder crashed overhead and made the lamps flicker slightly. 1.135 altre parole

A Fiction Agreed Upon

God's Justice

God is just; of this I am sure, it is a consequence of his goodness; man’s injustice is not God’s work, but his own; that moral injustice which seems to the philosophers a presumption against Providence, is to me a proof of its existence.

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228/1030: German Colonialism and other nationalist projects. Oh, and autobiography

The buzzwords in my title are to help me remember what I did at work today at a glace, but they do throw one off guard a bit and need to be explained enough to know what I was thinking when I mentioned them today. 601 altre parole

1029 Days

Tolstoy Journal, May 5, 2017: "Christianity without Christ."

Okay, this morning I read pp. 98-123 of Volume IX of the Works, and pp. 84-91 of Emile by Rousseau. I am up to Chapter XV of Part Sixth of… 1.204 altre parole

Blog Post

On Rousseau's ÉMILE, or the Making of a Real Man

You cannot help but pity poor Émile, condemned for no reason to a life of solitude and friendlessness, except for a grown-up pervert (read tutor) who is both know-it-all, comprehensive guide book and highly-evolved CCTV camera, and who is bent on making a junior double of himself out of Émile. 476 altre parole