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

Jul 042019
 

To be published in outlets of respectable opinion it is necessary to form respectable opinions.

Jun 202019
 

Bad people are a fertile and oft-neglected source of good ideas.

Jun 172019
 

It is natural to demand special consideration for your feelings if you can’t think.

May 272019
 

The especially rigid dogmatist can be identified by his frequent assurances that he always thinks for himself.

May 212019
 

To hide one’s beliefs takes effort, and attenuates them.

May 202019
 

Deductive conclusions, like the weather, are highly sensitive to initial conditions.

May 032019
 

There are two kinds of philosophers: those who begin with the conclusions, and fill in with egregious reasoning; and those who begin with the reasoning, and arrive at egregious conclusions.

Apr 262019
 

Never end up literal, but always start that way.