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My tweets [Nov. 12th, 2016|03:05 pm]
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  • Sat, 04:54: RT @AstroKatie: "Maybe if I keep endlessly scrolling through social media reading blog posts and news reports America will magically be les…
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My tweets [Nov. 27th, 2015|12:03 pm]
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My tweets [Oct. 21st, 2015|12:03 pm]
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My tweets [Oct. 18th, 2015|12:03 pm]
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  • Sat, 23:23: Is it generally conceded that the term "begs the question" now means "urgently raises the question"?
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My tweets [Jul. 24th, 2015|12:03 pm]
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  • Thu, 12:33: RT @Xiaoyi_Ka: Kafka's Metamorphosis, 1915-2015: "The insect itself is not to be drawn. It is not even to be seen from a distance." http:/…
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My tweets [Jul. 11th, 2015|12:03 pm]
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  • Sat, 09:20: if a man must expose his folly, it is more safe and discreet to do so before few witnesses, & in a scattered neighborhood. - Jonathan Swift
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My tweets [Jun. 15th, 2015|12:03 pm]
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Metaphysics and Mechanics [Jun. 14th, 2015|08:45 pm]
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"I have tried to uncover and unite the truth buried and scattered under the opinions of all the different philosophical sects, and I believe I have added something of my own which takes a few steps forward. The circumstances under which my studies proceeded from my earliest youth have given me some facility in this. I discovered Aristotle as a lad .... But then Plato too, and Plotinus, gave me some satisfaction, not to mention other ancient thinkers whom I consulted later. After finishing the trivial schools, I fell upon the moderns, and I recall walking in a grove on the outskirts of Leipzig called the Rosental, at the age of fifteen, and deliberating whether to preserve substantial forms or not. Mechanism finally prevailed and led me to apply myself to mathematics.... But when I looked for the ultimate reasons for mechanism, and even for the laws of motion, I was greatly surprised to see that they could not be found in mathematics but that I should have to return to metaphysics. This .... at last brought me to understand, after many corrections and forward steps in my thinking .... that material things are only phenomena, though well founded and well connected. Of this, Plato, and even the later Academics and the skeptics too, had caught some glimpses.... I flatter myself to have penetrated into the harmony of these different realms and to have seen that both sides are right provided that they do not clash with each other; that everything in nature happens mechanically and at the same time metaphysically but that the source of mechanics is metaphysics." --- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, in a letter to Nicolas Remond, 1714.
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