My general thesis was that Lust should be shifted from the category of Sin to that of Virtue.
Lust. Sex is no longer shameful. Our attitudes are fine.
Nature itself may be heartless and free of desires, but amongst the creatures it has thrown up are some which are not heartless, and not free of desires.
In the end, it is ideas for which people kill each other.
Why should thinkers mock the simple pieties of the people?
Thoughts are strange things. they have 'representational' powers: a thought typically represents the world as being one way or another. A sensation, by contrast, seems to just sit there.
We can grieve over lost powers and memories, or rejoice over gained knowledge and maturity, according to taste.
It can seem an amazing fact that laws of nature keep on holding, that the frame of nature does not fall apart.
In Michigan recently a man won a lawsuit for substantial damages because, he claimed, a rear-end collision in his car had made him a homosexual.
Induction is the process of taking things within our experience to be representative of the world outside our experience. It is a process of projection or extrapolation.
Motion however will not help unless we have things moving.
Myself, I have never seen a bumper sticker saying 'Hate if you Love Jesus', but I sometimes wonder why not. It would be a good slogan for the religious Right.
Paradigms can be asked to show their worth, an some of them do not stand up.
Chance is as relentless as necessity.
The word 'philosophy' carries unfortunate connotations: impractical, unworldly, weird.