Tag Archives: Political Epistemology

What a Fool Believes These Days

Long ago, in another age – 1979 actually – the nation was humming along to the hit song of the year, actually named Song of the Year by the Grammy folks, What a Fool Believes – the Doobie Brothers dabbling … Continue reading

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Getting To Know You

Maybe democracy was easier in Ancient Greece, where they invented it – there you had a small homogeneous society and voting was limited, limited to the few adult males who really mattered and no one else, with no mass media, … Continue reading

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Not Imagining the Unimaginable Happening

Sometimes the unimaginable happens. Back in the sixties, when it was long hair and talking about the revolution and about not trusting anyone over thirty, the Beatles released that ditty about finally turning sixty-four – and it didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Rational and Historically Grounded Gloom

Admittedly it’s an odd problem, and no one is asking for sympathy here, but those of us with a history of clinical depression, no matter how far in the past, have a somewhat epistemological problem with social and political issues. … Continue reading

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