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by chaz wyman
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Review: Rousseau's Dog
Replies: 14
Views: 6534

Re: Review: Rousseau's Dog

Just finished Rousseau's Dog by David Edmonds and John Eidinow. I enjoyed it but not as much as their first pop history of philosophy book, Wittgenstein's Poker . This book is an account of the relationship between David Hume and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Hume saved Rousseau from his persecutors on th...
by chaz wyman
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Atlas Shrugged
Replies: 5
Views: 2615

Re: Atlas Shrugged

I thought this was a Philosophy Forum, not the whinging of a novelist
by chaz wyman
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Modern Physics: “ I DON’T know what I don’t know.”
Replies: 3
Views: 2571

Re: Modern Physics: “ I DON’T know what I don’t know.”

Never forget the symmetrising words of Slavoj Zizeck when he completed Rumsfeld triad of knowability (known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns) by adding the all important and frankly more interesting "unknown Knowns". These are the unrecognised endemic assumptions and taken-for-granteds t...
by chaz wyman
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: On Time and Archaeology
Replies: 128
Views: 28887

Re: On Time and Archaeology

The concept of historical progress of mankind cannot be sundered from the concept of its progresion through a homogenous, empty time. A critique of the concept of such a progression must be the basis of any criticism of the concept of progress itslef. Walter Benjamin. History has always treated the ...