Posts in Philosophy
Wish I'd said that - October 23, 2018

“Nothing brings a better world into being than the stated truth. You’re going to have to pay a price for that, but that’s fine. You’re going to pay the price for every bloody thing you do and don’t do. You don’t get to choose not to pay a price, you get to choose which poison you’re going to take. So if you’re going to stand up for something, stand up for your truth, it’ll shape you.”

Jordan Peterson, quoted by Tim Moen “MY Letter to Young Libertarians” in The Post Millennial September 4, 2018

Wish I'd said that - October 19, 2018

“‘All the same,’ said the Scarecrow, ‘I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one.’ ‘I shall take the heart,’ returned the Tin Woodman; ‘for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.’”

L. Frank Baum The Wizard of Oz

Wish I'd said that - October 14, 2018

“the belief of French poststructuralism, exemplified by Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida, that the ‘subject’ – the thinking, single agent, the ‘I’ of every sentence, was an illusion: all you had left was language, not mentality… Once there were writers, but now there is only what Foucault derisively called ‘the author function.’”

Robert Hughes, Culture of Complaint