Everything – Page 11 – A book of aphorisms
Aug 242023

A surprisingly common tactic of philosophers is to solve their problem by denying that it exists: thus Parmenides on change, Berkeley on the external world, Dennett on qualia, or Rand on conflicts of interest. It works, if what you want is less correctness than renown.

Aug 232023

The last one to leave won’t have to turn out the lights: the power will have failed long since.

Aug 222023

We would all be incomparably better-educated if we had read the same books in the right order.

Aug 182023

The sole sacred duty of the critic is not to praise where praise is not due.

Aug 172023

In normal times, the party offering the most extreme version of popular ideas natters pointlessly. In revolutionary times, it wins.

Aug 162023

A networked world is a legible world, and a legible world is an unfree world. We all have social credit scores now.

Aug 152023

There are lies, there are damned lies, and then there are documentaries.

Aug 142023

The Stages of Loss and Grief

1. People will understand you
2. People will understand your book
3. People will read your book
4. People will buy your book