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

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.

Jul 042018
 

Why is not half so troublesome a question as So What.

Jun 142018
 

To the problem of different opinions political science offers two solutions, idealism and realism. Idealism: different opinions should not exist. Realism: different opinions do not exist.