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Category Archives: Philosophy

Johan Galtung: Conflict and Civilisation

Thanks to Agent 99 for pointing out the updated link, the first location of which had lapsed (also updated on audio page). I’ve taken the opportunity to upload this talk … Continue reading

29 June, 2007 · 5 Comments

Conversations with bigotry: on Israel, Islam and Ideologues

Encounter with Sigmund, Carl and Alfred ** SEE ALSO: Israeli funding for Hamas plus: note to Sigmund Carl and Alfred Can one hold a civil conversation with a racist Israelfirstophile … Continue reading

19 June, 2007 · 5 Comments

Amazing Face Illusion

Well I thought I wouldn’t be posting as regularly but I’ve been sent such interesting material and I couldn’t resist sharing this one. Being a fan of visual illusions, I’m … Continue reading

4 May, 2007 · 7 Comments

Schopenhauer on genius and truth

Amongst my favourite quotes: “The exceptional man is like an archer who can strike a target others cannot, the genius is the one who can strike a target others cannot … Continue reading

7 March, 2007 · 9 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"