Unmarried Philosophers

(A short reflection. Not too interesting. But it is depressing that so many philosophers have not married. Makes me worry about my own prospects, a lot) Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Kant, Voltaire, Hume, Adam Smith, Leibniz, Newton, Spinoza, Locke, Descartes, Bentham, Hobbes, Aquinas, Plato. Yes. None of them married. One can argue that the history … Continue reading Unmarried Philosophers

On Promise

(A disorganized, but I hope interesting, discussion on the faculty of promise. Something that I am immensely interested in.) Nietzsche called promising "the memory of the will"; Hume equated the faculty of promise with transubstantiation. Promise is how consciousness gains a foothold in reality, how the uncertainty of the future may be collapsed into the … Continue reading On Promise