A Different Kind of Dream Analysis

Is it possible to dream without knowing it? I realize this sounds like the tree falling in the forest question, but I think your answer will reveal a lot about your philosophical views, specifically on the mind/body problem. Could be fun? Maybe? Well, let us go then, you and I... If we can dream without … Continue reading A Different Kind of Dream Analysis

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Avoid “Her”pes—Fall in Love With Your Laptop

I'm going to admit right off the bat that the title of this post as nothing to do with the content. I just couldn't resist. I'm thrilled by Her, a sci-fi romantic comedy directed by Spike Jones, who was also the co-creator of that ridiculously awful show, Jackass, on MTV, a fact that baffles me. Anyhow, I'll go … Continue reading Avoid “Her”pes—Fall in Love With Your Laptop

What is Happiness? Can I know when I’m Happy?

I'm currently working on an overall critique of Sam Harris' The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values for The Leather Library, but I just wanted to post some thoughts on a particular chapter here. For Harris, the goal of a science of ethics is achieving well-being (he's generally utilitarian=the greatest happiness for the … Continue reading What is Happiness? Can I know when I’m Happy?