Objects of Comparison

A Philosophy Blog

associated with David Egan Philosophy, divided into three categories: 
accessible introductions to ideas I teach in my courses
miscellaneous thoughts of my own on a range of themes, mostly but not exclusively philosophical
monthly newsletter published with a one-month delay, which contains a short, accessible essay on some philosophical theme

Newsletter: October 2022

Maybe true freedom lies not in being free from all obstacles but in imposing the right obstacles—that is, the ones that channel you in the direction you want or need to go.

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Newsletter: September 2022

If I was to teach in a prison, I asked myself, what’s a topic on which I stand to learn as much from my students as they stand to learn from me? The answer announced itself at once: freedom.

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Newsletter: August 2022

Better to drop your grand ambitions and just take things as they come, says Zhuangzi. Don’t fuss so much over life and life won’t stir up a fuss for you.

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Newsletter: July 2022

So what is a country? I’ve put this question to students. What would be required, I ask, for us to establish the classroom as an independent state?

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