Pulse: You Are a Series of Non-Repeating Events

I often find myself wondering with fascination about the role experience plays in shaping our conception of the world. Recently, I was inspired to think about repetition in this context. That is, we have a deep sense that there are repeating events. But… Continue Reading

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Update: Lanier, Jodorowsky, de Beauvoir, Airbender, et al.

Last week I finished up another semester of classes and have a few weeks free, so I have some time to work on some other projects, including getting some posts done for this blog. I don’t have a particular topic… Continue Reading

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Group Agency, Voting, Same-Sex Marriage

“Callin’ it your job don’t make it right, boss.” –Cool Hand Luke I. Overview: Philip Pettit on Group Agency The other day, I heard a fascinating interview with philosopher Philip Pettit on the Philosophy Bites podcast. The topic was group agency… Continue Reading

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Radiolab, Stravinsky, Perfect Pitch, Dissonance

I’m a big fan of the often engaging and thought-provoking WNYC radio show podcast Radiolab. However, as the generally science-oriented subject matter tends to deal with things with which I have little personal experience, it’s hard for me to judge the soundness… Continue Reading

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What is Art?

I have recently begun listening to Marc Maron’s smart and funny WTF podcast. Yesterday I heard an episode in which comedian Janeane Garofalo was his guest (also smart and funny). Near the end of the conversation, Garofalo brought up the… Continue Reading

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