Thursday, February 08, 2007

Department of over-eager reductions

Other people's opinions about the reasons that there are thus constitute potential challenges to my own opinions. I have something to learn about myself and my own reasons by finding out about others and their reasons. This is why books and movie films are so engaging. All of this is flat out inconsistent with the claim that our concept of a reason for action is quite generally relative to the individual;
--Michael Smith

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Them's fightin words

"What you can imagine depends on what you know. Philosophers who know only philosophy consign themselves to a janitorial role in the great enterprises of exploration that are illuminating the mysteries of our lives."
--Damn, Dennett, you really got a set on you!

For the record, I won't be calling anyone a janitor.