philos

Claymation Plato Cave

Whatever problems one may have with the "Allegory of the Cave" from Plato's Republic, this claymation is pretty damned compelling:…

Stuff From This Week

UPDATE: This post has finally been reconstructed. Enjoy! UPDATE: Somewhere from a third to half of this post disappeared. I'll…

Why Diamonds? Evolution, Instinctual Niches, Advertising, and the Killer App…

Editorial Note (7 March 2015): This post has been edited from its original form. Basically, the original post triggered a year…

Pre-Enlightenment “Rationality” (So-Called) and Aquinas’ “Five Ways”

Why Aquinas' Five Ways? So. Toward the end of a discussion about whether atheists are angry and unhappy people --…

Derridian Nonsense, Story Idea

You know, I decided to give Derrida one more try, by perusing a bit from Of Grammatology -- the bit…