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Quotes from the News — no older than a couple days ago

Considering the Past — notes on historical development from the Big Bang to the 20th century

First Thoughts — like admitting ignorance being a step toward rationality

Philosophers — includes Gary Gutting, Susan Haack, Socrates, Wittgenstein and others

Other People — includes Alice Walker, Putin, Ernest Hemingway, Steve Jobs

Science and Technology — computers versus imagination; math and numbers; epigenetics; space and time

Government and Politics — Aristotle, coercion, conflicting moralities, Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau, freedom

Morality — includes Moral Relativism and Sam Harris, Morality and Modern Government

Other Philosophy issues — includes atheism & agnositicsm, accident, subjectivity and abstractions, antinomies

Books — most recent: Camp of the Saints, by Jean Raspail (published 1973)

Subject Timeline since 2013 — mostly political developments

RECENT  

17 Mar – Arnold Toynbee, Civilization, and Steve Bannon's Intellect

  2 Mar – Murder and North Korea's Royal Family

26 Feb – Bannon at CPAC

22 Feb – Trump, Limbaugh and the Media controversy

20 Feb – Bannon's Fight to Save Civilization

16 Feb – Chief Strategist Bannon and History Lessons

13 Feb – The Ruling Elite, White Supremicists and Anti-Semites

  2 Feb – Scalia's Replacement, Textualism, and Money in Politics

27 Jan – history: Climate Change, Economics and Politics, 1050-1500

23 Jan – quotes

  9 Jan – books: Progress, by Johan Norberg

  6 Jan – Rural America supporting Trump 

15 Dec – science: Running helps Brain Connectivity 

 2 Dec – Ayn Rand and Compromise

23 Nov – science: Intelligence and Neurology

15 Nov – A Complaint about the Liberal Media

 

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