Monthly Archives: May 2010

I’m sorry, I didn’t recognize you there!

If we view recognition as an expanding process, we can say quite a bit without saying too much. Recognition might be profitably seen as an algorithm for social diversification. It is the process by which a critical mass of like-minded people can come to be understood and accepted by the larger group to which they belong. It is a mechanism for the extension of empathy in democratic society. Continue reading

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Who ordered the new worldview?

A humanist can admit that prejudices are likely functions of geography and culture and era. We can recognize that things are supposed to change, that the traditionally marginal can eventually be accepted. Continue reading

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Greetings, Human.

Clear thinking is philosophy’s greatest marketable product, and perhaps its most useful application. Unfortunately this is all very intangible; people rightly demand to see philosophy put to use in real life. Continue reading

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