Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Disintegration of the Enlightenment

Stephen Hicks, some of whose YouTube videos I’ve been watching recently, dates  Enlightenment modernism from about 1600 to 1800, and locates its origins in England. And he dates post-modernism from Immanuel Kant, 1724 – 1804, when Kant declared that pure … Continue reading

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I Stopped Watching TV Over 10 Years Ago.

I got asked a few days ago whether I still don’t need a TV licence: We need you to confirm whether you need a TV Licence. If you tell us you still don’t need one, you won’t need to do … Continue reading

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A New Voice: Stephen Hicks

One of the current features of life (for me at least) is the emergence of new voices, usually via the internet. Jordan Peterson was/is one such figure. And yesterday I spent a while listening to someone who seems to be … Continue reading

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The Antismokers

I used to wonder why Dr W, in whose home I once lived, had such a profound hatred of smoking. I never found out. I used to think that it was some childhood trauma. But it could equally have been … Continue reading

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Exerting Small Influences

Smokingscot disagrees with me: “But to fight back, you have to get nasty. And most people don’t want to be nasty. Most smokers are very nice, friendly, kind, thoughtful people. And so they won’t fight back.” I really can’t let … Continue reading

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Fighting an Army of Bullies

In a thoughtful response to me yesterday, Dmitry wrote: “We should make life hell for them just like they made life hell for us. Many of them should be sent to prison. Some of them should even be executed.”. You … Continue reading

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Three Ideas

After about a week of having no ideas about anything, I’m suddenly full of lots of new ideas. … The first idea is a computing idea, about menus. The WordPress screen I’m using right now has got a menu down … Continue reading

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