josh blog

Ordinary language is all right.

One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.

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1 Nov '12 11:25:30 PM

Now I would rather say, of course another person's absence can make your life seem empty.

Neither the world nor love is in need of a theodicy unless we make it so.

1 Nov '12 01:02:20 AM

... and you?

1 Nov '12 12:37:55 AM

'Of course we do! There's... and... and...'

1 Nov '12 12:35:54 AM

Animals live, people do things; or is it that plants live, and animals do things? And if the latter, do people ever do anything... more?

Questions one is eager to be impatient with.

1 Nov '12 12:22:00 AM

Not every moral argument need sound like an upsell.

31 Oct '12 02:10:55 AM

A gloss on what attracts 'the weak' in Genealogy I, 13 to 'the best doctrine on earth', the existence of 'the subject', 'an unbiased "subject" with freedom of choice': they need there to be a me who has nothing to do with me.

30 Oct '12 10:53:31 PM

You can imagine that a lot of people saw Socrates coming and said, ugh, that guy.

30 Oct '12 10:51:12 PM

Do something or do nothing, do it all or do nothing at all; a good and a bad principle.

29 Oct '12 10:26:14 PM

'A book of philosophy suitable to what Thoreau envisions as "students" would be written with next to no forward motion, one that culminates in each sentence. This sounds like a prescription for a new music, say a new discourse, and hence like a negation of poetry as well as of narrative, since it implicitly denies, in a work of literary originality, the role of the line; the sentence is everything.'