Monthly Archives: September 2010

Twitter redux

People had a lot of interesting ideas about how productively to use twitter the last time I blogged about it.  And I’m quite sure that, as a bit of technology, there is nothing intrinsically wrong with twitter.  But whatever range … Continue reading

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But then again I sometimes think the opposite

Yesterday I wrote a long post.  The main goal of the post was to articulate a core aspect of the phenomenology of the sacred that I believe runs through the various epochs in the history of the West.  The central … Continue reading

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Gratitude and the Sacred

I have been reading, and re-reading, a long e-mail that Charles Spinosa sent to me a couple of weeks ago.  It followed on a conversation that we had a few weeks before that, when he visited Cambridge with his family.  … Continue reading

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OLP and Literary Studies

I just found out about a group blog devoted to work at the intersection of Ordinary Language Philosophy and Literary Studies. I’ve put a link to it on the Blogroll, but you can also get there from here. Byron Davies, … Continue reading

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Other than DFW

Thanks to all the suggestions for good DFW readings in the post below. Some of them already figure strongly in the book, but some of them I’ve never worked up the gumption to read. I’ll try to find a way … Continue reading

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Morning Coffee

If you could take a pill every morning that would be guaranteed to wake you up – more quickly and more efficiently and more reliably than your morning coffee – would you switch? Our six-year-old says, “No.” But then again, … Continue reading

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Heidegger on the Geschick of being

I’m still trying to get straight on the relation between Heidegger’s account of history and Hegel’s.  We’ll be looking at this in more detail in the seminar next week.  No doubt it will remain a crooked timber even then.  But … Continue reading

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