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On Religion and Ethics

Blame religion? That’s too easy and too wrong. Just as people don’t need religion to be ethical, they don’t need religion to be unethical. Religion never created any saints or monsters – the saints and monsters created themselves.

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The Other and Wisdom

To be able to imagine the other, and the experience of the other, was what wisdom was all about. — Alexander McCall Smith .

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Double Positive

During a lecture the Oxford linguistic philosopher J. L. Austin made the claim that although a double negative in English implies a positive meaning, there is no language in which a double positive implies a negative. To which Columbia University … Continue reading

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You + Information

The information is available to you. The real question: are you available to the information. . . .

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On Human Nature

“To the one party, man’s nature is like a well, to the other like a bucket.” I prefer the well, “a reservoir full of possibilities,” to the bucket, “a very finite and fixed creature.” – T.E. Hulme

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