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

Apr 132018
 

A dangerous idea must be, if not true, at least plausible.

Mar 262018
 

It is because we always begin with the conclusion that we ever get anywhere.

Mar 232018
 

It is possible to change your mind, when old, only if you have previously acquired the habit.

Mar 092018
 

It is almost no time at all between not being permitted to dissent and not being permitted to abstain.

Mar 052018
 

Progress in philosophy is more plausible arguments in support of more absurd propositions.

Feb 192018
 

If your argument is unanswered it is usually not because it is irrefutable.

Feb 082018
 

Reputations for iconoclasm vastly outnumber iconoclasts, which is to be expected, as they are vastly more useful.

Jan 312018
 

No topic provokes stupidity like intelligence.

Jan 182018
 

There is a level of generality — the airport-book level — on which every thesis is exactly as plausible as its opposite.