Thinking

Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle — they are strictly limited in number, require fresh horses, and must only be made at decisive moments.
—Whitehead

Oct 042018
 

Any man who masters the practice of a discipline will be told that he does not understand its theory.

Aug 092018
 

There are people who say a lot of true things, and people who say a lot of insightful things, but not the same people.

Aug 072018
 

Humans are so ill-equipped to think about conspiracies that they infect and derange our thinking in the few areas in which we are usually competent.

Aug 012018
 

Relativism is less a philosophy than an excuse.

Jul 092018
 

Language is viscous, it resists: one thinks in words as one swims in water.

Jul 052018
 

We are exhorted to ask cui bono?, yet cui malo? is often the more penetrating question.