When done well, philosophy does two things: it shows how two similar things are actually rather different, and it shows how two different things are actually rather similar. This is an essay about the second class of philosophy. We generally think of cooking, gardening, dancing, painting, building, parenting, and writing as having nothing in common. […]

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On Vulnerability

With tender and invisible threads, we are inextricably bound to one another. Although we choose to live mainly through shadowy abstractions of the β€˜I’ and β€˜me’, they only momentarily disguise the indisputable truth: we cannot live without each other. Of course, there are those who try. They retreat into the mountains, or run away on […]

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