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Fiction | Deepness, Morality, and Platonic Realms

Timothy Tableau: The Mark Zuckerberg Professor of Philosophy Pete Palu: The Florida Power Professor of Biology  They both walked the corridor in their usual manner. They sat in the patio, on the same wooden bench that had been beaten, almost to death, by the violent southern rain. Tableau: You should probably know Zizek, or like him. Read More

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Essays | Happiness, and Our Follies

Sisyphus takes us back to school – Nigeria and Her Excesses – Marcus Crassus drinks a cup of molten gold – The Mathematical Approximation of Sisyphus’s Dilemma – Epicurus, Orgasm, and his friends. Happiness is expensive. If you don’t believe me, a quick call to a local psychologist will do, your eighty-something year old grandmother Read More

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What I am Reading This Summer (2019)

Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away by Rebecca Goldstein (Philosophy) Machine Learning (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge) by Ethem Alpaydin (Computer Science/Statistics) An Introduction to Statistical Learning (Computer Science/Statistics) The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries (Entrepreneurship) Children of Blood and Bone Read More

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Selected Fiction I: Dear Prof. Jones, Is God Smiling?

1234 Evening Road, Filaba Trans Company, Zimbabwe             Sept. 25, 1959, Professor T. Jones, 315 Borbon Street, University of Trifton.   Dear Professor Jones, My name, as you can see, is Mukasa. I am a Mathematician in Zimbabwe; and you can say I am a mathematician by day, a philosopher by night. We met once Read More

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Philosophical Morsels: Failure, Over Lunch

One: Grad School Sounds Easy This semester I served as an ambassador of the Biochemistry Graduate Program at The University of Georgia. We met with a few prospective graduate students at lunch a few weeks ago; and of course, like most graduate student ambassadors, folks always fall into this trap of saying the good stuff. Read More