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

Dec 162013
 

Mindfulness, n.   Non-judgmental focus on the sensations of the present moment; mindlessness.

Dec 032013
 

The principle of epistemic modesty does not imply that people in high places know what they’re doing; quite the contrary.

Nov 202013
 

The first rule of philosophy is to forget everything you think you know. The second is to forget everything you know.

Aug 282013
 

The conclusions of philosophy are both true and interesting; but what is true is not interesting, and what is interesting is not true.

Aug 232013
 

Any discipline that aspires to predict the future must first predict the past.