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No room for black-or-white thinking

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Quoth The Philosopher: A well-educated man will expect exactness in every class of subjects, according as the nature of the thing admits. (Nicomachean Ethics) In short: the subject matter determines the degree of certitude we may have about our conclusions


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Rules for Disagreement

The Internet is almost tailor-made for arguments. People disagree all the time, and we almost always think that the other person’s errors absolutely must be corrected. Setting aside for the nonce the question of whether we really do have to

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Guidelines for Comments (Yours and Mine)

It’s admittedly a bit ridiculous to post comment guidelines before there are any posts on which to comment, and before there are even any readers of the blog. I’ve seen many a combox degenerate into terribly disappointing behavior, though, and

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