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Day: February 22, 2017
The Decalogue of Nick #6: Loud as a poor coverup for shyness, and with one’s usual share of psychological baggage
For Lyonel Perabo. I am, I protest, a shy person. I’ve got the Meyer-Briggs to prove it: Nick Nicholas’ answer to What’s your MBTI personality type? A person who is uncomfortable and a wall-hugger in a new crowd. A person who finds it hard to mingle in the proverbial cocktail party. A person who gave […]
Is discrimination the basis of Reason?
As I have admitted elsewhere, I am a dunce when it comes to philosophy. So my answer is going to be relentlessly positivist. If we do not discriminate between entities in the world, we do away with any possibility of predicate logic. And in language, we do away with nouns. If we do not discriminate […]