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Entries from December 2007

Reification

December 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Most verbs readily transform into nouns in response to the question, “what?”. Using the infinitive, “to create” becomes “a creation.” “To paint” becomes “a painting.” These are “things,” that is, present-at-hand objects in the world. Another category of verb doesn’t translate that well into an object. “To eat” doesn’t become “an eat,” nor does “to […]

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What Is the Cost of Philosophy in the United States?

December 1st, 2007 · No Comments

I started thinking about this as an abstract exercise, kind of like wondering how much battery power there is on tap (see a previous post). By “cost” I mean, “direct economic cost” – not “cost” as in, “Socrates cost Athens a lot by inflaming its youth.” The major component of this cost is supporting philosophy […]

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