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

Feb 152016
 

It is the rare philosopher who notices how well most of the world gets on without philosophy.

Feb 022016
 

That knowledge is power, as if awareness conferred immunity, is among the oddest of the modern superstitions.

Jan 182016
 

Ideology, n. A theory that explains everything except its genesis.

Dec 212015
 

What is immoral should be illegal, and what is legal is not immoral — the bookends on the shelf of vulgar errors in political philosophy.

Dec 112015
 

We argue in bad faith because we have forgotten what convinced us or are embarrassed by it.

Dec 022015
 

There is an absence of evidence that absence of evidence is evidence of absence.

Nov 232015
 

All sources are biased, all evidence is tainted, and all consciousness is bourgeois.

Nov 192015
 

“You are evil” — all lower-class arguments take this form. “You are stupid” is the higher class.