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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.

Jan 112023

Science began to decline when we began to debate whether some particular bit of knowledge merited the term.

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.