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Richard Eldridge Day 

The first chapter to Richard Eldridge's An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art provided a good basis for discussion in class last week. He really shows off his interest in Romanticism, and his leanings towards a Pragmatic philosophy of art. We talked about the problem of "not having a perfect philosophy," located some philosophizing …

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Why work does happen at work 

In his talk "Why work doesn't happen at work,"┬áJason Fried criticizes what he calls "M&M's": managers and meetings. But is his harsh attitude justified and/or helpful? For workers in really toxic environments, I'm sure this is refreshing stuff. He says, (and I'm paraphrasing) "Managers just preside over work, so they like to call meetings to …

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Waiting on moral excellence 

It's been a while since I've worked on my essay on retirement and moral achievement. Originally, I set out with two goals. Firstly, I wanted to be pragmatic about the purpose of the essay ("It's for the Baby Boomers"), and write with an appropriate sense of urgency. Secondly, I wanted to settle some philosophical scores …

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