Philosophy Across the Oceans

by Brian on July 28, 2003

Via Scott Martens, I saw that the Chronicle of Higher Education has published an article on the differences between philosophy in Britain and North America.

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But such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make

by Henry on July 28, 2003

Chris “writes”:https://www.crookedtimber.org/archives/000292.html a couple of days ago about his sense of discomfort at

bq. an attitude that sees the non-human world as merely an instrument for or an obstacle to the realization of human designs and intentions.

I’ve been interested for a while in a small group of people who take that attitude one step further. “Transhumanists” and “extropians” are extreme techno-libertarians who argue that _human_ nature is an obstacle to the realization of human designs and intentions.

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Greenspan and the Yuan

by Montagu Norman on July 28, 2003

Crooked Timber is lucky enough to have recruited the services of the late Sir Montagu Norman as an economics correspondent. He will be contributing occasional dispatches from beyond the grave. He opens his account with us with some pointed remarks on the Chinese Yuan …

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