The Questions We Ask

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Intrinsic, not extrinsic. Somewhere in the American Southwest, I began to understand an idea that has run through my life for most of my life. A year earlier I had dropped out of college, and had spent the first year in a commune in the Bay Area of California, working on a magazine committed to...

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The Shadow of Vocation

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“They sit on the couch and look at walls.” I had never heard that one before. To be honest, she wasn’t entirely off base: the philosopher likes to look. She likes to gaze. She likes to observe. Aristotle had his horse. Descartes had his candle. Heidegger had his hammer. But unlike the scientist, the philosopher’s...

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