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"Kant" Revisited: Postmodernism and "The Thin Blue Line"

It took some doing, but I finally found the stash of Life With Kant transcripts. I won’t be posting all of them because some of them are shit. 2.451 palabras más

Is it possible that the world came into existence five minutes ago? How do we know that it didn't?

Over the summer I entered an essay competition attempting to address the above question. Below is my response, which I have left in the form it was submitted in, rather than an edited adaptation of it, as, if nothing else, I hope it will act as a good point of comparison for future essays. 2.100 palabras más

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8 nov: La leggibilità della natura (seconda parte)

Nell’ambito delle attività svolte con i contributi per le attività studentesche autogestite dell’Università di Pisa (n. 1523), mercoledì 8 novembre 2017 avrà luogo la seconda giornata di studi sul tema: 136 palabras más

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I Am, Therefore I Think And Do

Cogito Ergo Sum (“I think, therefore I am”) – Rene Descartes

This is a philosophical quote that many people have let it roll off their tongue and believe in it. 82 palabras más

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Cogito, Ergo Sum!

“Cogito, Ergo Sum!” So exclaimed Rene Descartes on realizing after doubting everything, that the only thing he could not doubt was that he doubted. Huh? 165 palabras más

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1649: Descartes's Wooden Daughter

When Descartes resided in Holland, with great labour and industry he made a female Automaton—which occasioned some wicked wits to publish that he had an illegitimate daughter, named Franchine—to prove demonstratively that beasts have no souls, and that they are but machines nicely composed, and moves whenever another body strikes them, and communicates to them a portion of their motions.

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