Battlepanda: July 2008


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Philosophy joke

An analytic philosopher and a continental philosopher walk into a bar. The bartender asks, “wadda ya havin?” The continental philosopher replies, “I will require an authentic, discursively enjoined, post-structuralist, disimmediated thing-in-itself.”

The bartender shakes his head and says, “I don’t get what you want.” The continental philosopher turns his nose up in the air and storms out of the bar. The bartender looks apologetically to the analytic philosopher and says, “I really couldn’t understand him.”

“Oh, I know!” replies the analytic philosopher. “As for me, I’ll have the same, without the adjectives.”

(Via Atoms Arranged Meaningwise.)

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Pigou club slogan

Al Gore comes up with the perfect rhyming slogan for Greg Mankiw's Pigou Club:

"The answer is to end our reliance on carbon-based fuels," he said in a speech in Washington.

"When you connect the dots, it turns out that the real solutions to the climate crisis are the very same measures needed to renew our economy and escape the trap of ever-rising energy prices."

To secure this green revolution, Mr Gore said the single most important policy change would be to "tax what we burn - not what we earn".

I want that on a bumper sticker.

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Ode on a Holbovian Urn

John Holbo has posted a flickr set of illustrations from a Plato book he's working on.

This one is my favorite, although I'm not sure which dialogue it's illustrating.

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