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The victory of the marketing worldview

The training of students to conceptualize themselves in terms of “intersectionality” of identity represents the victory of the marketing worldview over all other philosophical competitors. Those who are truly of our times have internalized their demographics and have no desire … Continue reading

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Conceptual zombies

Zombies are ghosts in reverse. A ghost is a soul without a body. A zombie is a body without a soul. Both are products of the question: “Where did this person’s personhood go?” * Conceptual zombies are real. I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Evaporated

Around 1994 I had a horrifying dream about a melancholy girl who lived in a tiny apartment above a Ducati showroom. In my dream, she decided to annihilate herself by feeding herself into a transparent tube (like the pneumatic tubes … Continue reading

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It’s the experience, stupid

People think software is becoming more frustrating because the world has become more complex. This is false. Software is worse because development has been drastically accelerated. The shortened cycles leave little or no time for best design practices that ensure … Continue reading

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Othering Otherers

There is no perfect harmony of rights, where everyone can live freely without fear or discomfort. Once we gain a significant degree of physical safety and comfort, we experience psychological danger and pain from the words and ideas of other … Continue reading

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Dimensions of thought

Breadth of thought pertains to the topical range of information one considers in one’s thinking. Thoroughness of thought pertains to the completeness of information one considers within the range of one’s thoughts. Thoroughness is often confused with depth of thought, … Continue reading

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Naive moralism

A naive moralist cannot discern┬áthe difference between his own moral views and justice, which adjudicates precisely between conflicting moral views, assuming the ultimate validity of none. Justice does not “privilege” any moralism over any other, but this view requires a … Continue reading

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