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http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf ideas of “pure reason” without emotion send us in the wrong direction D. Hume & A. Smith didn’t take such an impoverished view of rationality funny images of successful people with no purpose stories of people with high “EQ” … Continue reading

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Among 19th century philosophers, Arthur Schopenhauer was among the first to contend that at its core, the universe is not a rational place. … Often considered to be a thoroughgoing pessimist, Schopenhauer in fact advocated ways — via artistic, moral … Continue reading

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The place where [Satan] was, in my mind, the most successful and first — first successful was in academia. He understood pride of smart people. He attacked them at their weakest. They were in fact smarter than everybody else and … Continue reading

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Newton came to be thought of as the first and greatest of the modern age of scientists, a rationalist, one who taught us to think on the lines of cold and untinctured reason. I do not see him in this … Continue reading

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