Category Archives: Philosophy
I do not care how I feel, and neither should anyone else. I feel all kinds of stupid things all the time, and I cannot afford to take them seriously. What matters — what I take seriously about myself — … Continue reading
To understand another culture it is necessary for an ethnographic investigator to suspend or temporarily suppress their own reflexive cultural judgments, at least long enough to get a sense of how life looks and feels from within the other culture’s … Continue reading
The ideas we profess are our beliefs. The ideas we use to produce our thoughts and to guide our actions — these are faith. The two rarely coincide. * The better a thing is suited to its purpose, and the … Continue reading
One of the most distinctive virtues of Generation X developed out of what was initially identified as its distinctive vice: apathy. It is a virtuous cynicism, a principled hypocrisy, a refusal to allow social norms to dictate individual sense of … Continue reading
My native language is geometry. Until I see the shape of a thought, I don’t truly know it. This morning, reading Inventing the Individual, I realized Borges might have given me the shape of my theology 25 years ago. When … Continue reading
When there is no light and we see only blackness, we think we see nothing. We look out into the emptiness of space and we see blackness, we think we see nothing. We see nothing when we look out at … Continue reading
Isolation makes existent things seem nonexistent. Mass delusions make nonexistent things seem to exist.