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

Nov 202019
 

The cure for being in thrall to one bad idea, the reasonable moderate constantly assures us, is to be in thrall to several.

Nov 012019
 

Ideas spread when the people who hold them move, and perish when the people who hold them die.

Oct 102019
 

To read minds, don’t tell people their thoughts, supply them with better ones.

Jul 192019
 

Principle of Philosophic Parsimony: What would cause a lot of rethinking if it were true must be false.

Jul 042019
 

To be published in outlets of respectable opinion it is necessary to form respectable opinions.

Jun 202019
 

Bad people are a fertile and oft-neglected source of good ideas.

Jun 172019
 

It is natural to demand special consideration for your feelings if you can’t think.