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The Atheist Delusion

1. I don’t believe in atheists. ‘Atheism’ is a very confused concept and I wish for the universe1 that it is settled once and for all in this essay. I claim that ‘atheist’ has only one coherent sense, and this sense is as metaphysically dogmatic as any religion or ethos that has ever existed. The […]

What is Intuition?

(This was an answer on quora.com that was sent back for work and I just posted it here.) The previous answers grapple with clear senses of the concept ‘intuition’, but I will attempt to discuss the concept more broadly. I will argue that asserting ‘intuition’ to be synonymous with a form of ‘prediction’ is inaccurate. […]

On Philosophers: Part Lawyer, Part Comedian

I must first begin by telling you that I am an academically trained student and teacher of philosophy. Not only that, but I have decided to rough it outside the ivory tower. This becomes an issue because philosophy is thought by many to be of no practical value in the world – philosophy trains one […]

Finding the Wellspring of Fortune

This is some “get rich quick” magic clap sales copy that I wrote for a job application: Finding the Wellspring of Fortune The last time that I had to struggle was in realizing that I am Free. I was once lost, wanting everything that life had to offer, but not knowing how to get it. […]

Email to an academic philosopher friend of mine

Implicit to everything I was saying was that a re-enchantment of the world is in order. Look at all the students you taught here at [insert institution of higher learning]: they called themselves ‘Christian’ (which is supposed to be a “spiritual” tradition), but how spiritual are they? *Maybe* they pray, but I’m guessing that (if […]

Irrationalism

I sat down the other day to figure out what it is precisely that I am interested in in philosophy. Anyways, what I came up with is that my interests seem to revolve around some form of irrationalism. First of all, I don’t know what the hell is really meant by ‘reason’, as in the […]

What is philosophy?

Philosophy is an annoying smudge that won’t come off of glasses that you can’t see without. Philosophy is also that annoying scratch that you can’t itch. Here is a definition that came out in class the other day: Philosophy is a good ratio of blabber to meaningful content. Then the question was asked: what is […]

Deducing the empty set of ‘philosophers’

This is a follow-up to a comment I made in my last post about you-know-who (we must pass over it in silence). I made a comment that there are no philosophers anymore (never was, maybe one). What I meant is just this: that there are no philosophers anymore. ‘Philosopher’ is of a kind with concepts […]

More reflections on Keira Knightley, and a bunch of ranting about other shit

This is going to be the second and last post about Keira Knightley. These posts are only nominally about Keira Knightley. She isn’t what we are really talking about here. It is the principle of Keira Knightley that we are really talking about. Now you may ask yourself, “what on Earth is he talking about? […]

the weather

It almost seems absurd to talk about the weather with other philosophy people (I can’t say ‘philosophers’). It is kinda embarrassing…talking about the weather, I mean. I’m not saying I think we should be embarrassed, because I don’t. I get a headache talking about philosophy all the time. Talking about the weather is a pleasant […]