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

Jul 102013
 

The modern mind will countenance any explanation for what you say except that you believe it.

Jun 252013
 

First you do not write what you think, then you do not say what you think, and finally you do not think what you think.

May 232013
 

The deontologist blindfolds himself, lest his eyes deceive him.

May 202013
 

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

May 072013
 

Small men flee from a generalization like small animals from a sudden noise — it might not mean danger, but why take a chance?

May 032013
 

Nothing so distresses the disciple as the master changing his mind.