Monthly Archives: May 2014

Weather

It is a cliché that if two Englishmen meet they will always first talk about the weather. Samuel Johnson once said:   “It is commonly observed, that when two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather; they are … Continue reading

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Death of print

It’s amazing how the world has changed in a lifetime. My lifetime. Phones, TV, the Internet, electronic funds transfers, payment by waving a plastic card. My parents were paid by their employers in cash and they paid for everything in … Continue reading

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Inequality and equality

Usually, but not always, I have an idea in the back of my mind of the structure of a post before I write it. Well, I have an idea of a few key concepts and how they will fit together. … Continue reading

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The process of Philosophy

Philosophy is a strange pastime. Scientists measure and weigh. Mathematicians wrangle axioms and logical steps. All other disciplines draw on these two fields, which are probably linked at deep level, but philosophy draws from nothing except thoughts and the philosopher’s … Continue reading

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