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

Mar 182016
 

Western religious and secular thought have finally converged on the idea that to be good it is necessary only to believe that you are.

Feb 262016
 

What is dangerous is not ignorance, but the size of the gap between what you know and what you think you know.

Feb 242016
 

Hegel’s a priori astronomy is laughed at, yet a priori theories of mind remain entirely respectable.

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.