The Daily Owl 9-28-2013

Regarding this hairy quadruped, he must have had something in him that inclined him to Greek. (Arnold)
Regarding this hairy quadruped, he must have had something in him that inclined him to Greek. (Arnold) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-27-2013

Nothing equals the ignorance of the modern philosophers in matters of science, except the ignorance of modern scientists in matters of philosophy. (Gilson)
Nothing equals the ignorance of the modern philosophers in matters of science, except the ignorance of modern scientists in matters of philosophy. (Gilson) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-26-2013

I have an existential map. It has 'You are here' written all over it. (Wright)
I have an existential map. It has 'You are here' written all over it. (Wright) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-25-2013

A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation. (Russell)
A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation. (Russell) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-24-2013

The question of death is thus central to the whole of religious thought, is that to which everything else in the religious striving is an accessory: ‘If there is no immortality, what use is God?’ (Barrett)
The question of death is thus central to the whole of religious thought, is that to which everything else in the religious striving is an accessory: ‘If there is no immortality, what use is God?’ (Barrett) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-22-2013

Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is. (James)
Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is. (James) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-21-2013

The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. (Dostoevsky)
The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. (Dostoevsky) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-20-2013

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. (Russell)
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. (Russell) [More]

Newcomb's Paradox

"There are two boxes in front of you. One, a transparent box, has $10,000 in it that you can see, and the other, an opaque box, has either $0 or $1,000,000 in it. You can choose to take both boxes or you can choose to take only the opaque box..."
"There are two boxes in front of you. One, a transparent box, has $10,000 in it that you can see, and the other, an opaque box, has either $0 or $1,000,000 in it. You can choose to take both boxes or you can choose to take only the opaque box..." [More]

The Daily Owl 9-17-2013

But a man is not a thing, that is to say, something which can be used merely as a means, but must in all his actions be always considered as an end in himself. I cannot, therefore, dispose in any way of a man in my own person so as to mutilate him, to damage or kill him. (Kant)
But a man is not a thing, that is to say, something which can be used merely as a means, but must in all his actions be always considered as an end in himself. I cannot, therefore, dispose in any way of a man in my own person so as to mutilate him, to damage or kill him. (Kant) [More]