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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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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

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Philosophical Morsels: An Epistemic Lesson From My Grandma’s Goat.

One: The 2-ways of knowing. Friends permit me to start with Hume’s fork [1]. He pontificated that there are two ways of knowing (justified propositions), 1) ‘matters of facts’, and 2) the ‘relations of ideas’. In the latter, he means logic, mathematics, proof and everything in between – all bachelors are unmarried, that kind of Read More

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Blog Series: Philosophical Morsels

Friends, over the next months, I will be writing a blog series titled ‘Philosophical Morsels’. As the name hints, it’s going to be series of philosophical essays where I will hop around philosophy in it’s two main conceptions. 1) philosophy as a subject matter i.e. what we know that we know, how we know what Read More