Monthly Archives: January 2014

Why humility is not a deadly sin, with Aristotle and Descartes

In Part One of his Discourse on Method, René Descartes offers a low appraisal of the work of ancient moral writers: “I compared the writings of the ancient pagans that deal with morals to very proud and very magnificent palaces that … Continue reading

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It’s okay to think about stuff

An important strand  in modern philosophy is the attempt to avoid error. Typically, doing so is thought to require a recognition of the limitations of our human intellect and a narrowing of our intellectual interests to what we are equipped … Continue reading

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