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 11:38:28 PM

Strange that people build lives for themselves.

1 Nov '12 10:25:30 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 12:02:20 AM

... and you?

31 Oct '12 11:37:55 PM

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

31 Oct '12 11:35:54 PM

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.

31 Oct '12 11:22:00 PM

Not every moral argument need sound like an upsell.

31 Oct '12 01:10:55 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 09:53:31 PM

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

30 Oct '12 09:51:12 PM

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