by Daniel A. Kaufman The second of two conversations on the philosophy of David Hume, with Robert Wright. First appeared on the Sophia program, MeaningofLife.TV, October 30, 2016.
by Daniel A. Kaufman The first of two discussions on the philosophy of David Hume, with Robert Wright. Originally aired on the Sophia program, MeaningofLife.TV, October 23, 2016.
by Mark English I have previously drawn attention to the neo-conservative elements of Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy orientation and spoken of the dangers (as I see them) of a resurgence of such policies.  At the time I wrote my previous piece on this topic (before the first TV debate), the polls were narrowing and the trend favored Trump. Subsequently, […]
by Daniel A. Kaufman The Cult of the Self has shifted into high gear. It was rough going out of the gate, back in the 1970’s, what with hirsute gurus, earnest, aging hippies talking about their astral projections, and simultaneously terrifying and lampoonable movements like EST (Erhard Seminars Training), but it has since found its footing and now enjoys an […]
by Daniel A. Kaufman My discussion with Robert Wright on Joan Didion, The New Journalism, the Silent Generation, Generation X, and more. Originally aired on meaningoflife.tv, part of the bloggingheads.tv network, October 14.
E. John Winner The knowledge, which is at the start or immediately our object, can be nothing else than just that which is immediate knowledge, knowledge of the immediate, of what is. We have, in dealing with it, to proceed, too, in an immediate way, to accept what is given, not altering anything in it as it is presented before […]
by Daniel A. Kaufman Wetson’s was a Long Island hamburger chain that was established in 1959 to be a McDonald’s clone, in a market that McDonald’s and Burger King had yet to enter. Once they did, in the early 1970’s, it wouldn’t be long before Wetson’s would go out of business, but at its peak, the chain’s 70 restaurants stretched […]
by Mark English I don’t know if it makes much sense to talk about some people having a privileged background. These days this usually means having rich parents. And while I think that – all other things being equal – having rich parents certainly beats having dirt-poor parents, I’m not convinced that having rich – as distinct from just average-income – […]