Category Archives: Philosophy

Rethinking Jewish Philosophy: Beyond Particularism and Universalism

In my experience, Jewish philosophy and Jewish theology play no role in the lives of 99.9% of Jews (equivalent to the role of jurisprudence in the lives of Americans). It is rare that I recall real Jews (as opposed to … Continue reading

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What Is Post-Modernism?

Comments at Andrew Gelman: * “Postmodernism” in the humanities and humanistic social sciences arose out of the failure of the mid-century modernist idea that you could treat human beings and their behavior like classical-physics particles–categorizing them, modeling them, and predicting … Continue reading

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That Noble Dream: The ‘Objectivity Question’ and the American Historical Profession

Here are some excerpts from this 1988 book: “Historical objectivity” is not a single idea, but rather a sprawling collection of assumptions, attitudes, aspirations, and antipathies. At best it is what the philosopher W. B. Gallie has called an “essentially … Continue reading

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Cancel Culture From Thomas More To Godward Podcast (2-17-21)

Scott Alexander is not in the Gizmodo Media Slack https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Strauss Persecution and the Art of Writing , https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JY89ECY/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1 Cancel Culture From Thomas More To Godward Podcast, https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=137087 Luke’s journey to Judaism: https://www.lukeford.net/luke_ford/bio/l1.html

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The Consolation of Philosophy (2-17-21)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Consolation_of_Philosophy @lukeford Ever read Boethius? (—The speaker here is Lady Philosophy) pic.twitter.com/x8jpDeyrIQ — Godward Podcast (@Godward16) February 17, 2021 The philosopher Isaiah Berlin on the source of Stoicism's popularity: pic.twitter.com/eMTKAwgocp — Rob Henderson (@robkhenderson) February 15, 2021

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