Thinking – Everything

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

Sep 282022
 

Moral philosophy warns us sternly against deriving ought from is, when it is far more common, and pernicious, to derive is from ought.

Sep 232022
 

Crime is like most problems: you don’t need to know the cause to fix it.

Sep 082022
 

The fundamental constraint on action is uncertainty about the future. The fundamental strategy of philosophical hypotheticals is to assume it away.

Sep 022022
 

Apostasy always trumps heresy. Refusing to join the army may get you jailed, but deserting will get you shot.