May 212013
 

We all know intimately many more fictional characters than real ones.

May 202013
 

Philosophers are careful not to derive ought from is, less so about deriving is from ought.

May 172013
 

Whatever the world’s greatest criminal mastermind is doing, it’s sure to be legal.

May 162013
 

To listen to people with talent, you might almost believe that there is no such thing.

May 132013
 

We all want to be happy, just not at the expense of the qualities that make us unhappy.

May 102013
 

Now that the symptoms of genius have been thoroughly advertised, one sees a great deal more of the symptoms.

May 092013
 

Some men, like Balzac’s Goriot, are made of money, and when it ends so do they.