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: 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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Newsletter: June 2022

Which stories we tell, and how we tell them, goes a long way toward articulating who we are and how we understand ourselves.

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Newsletter: May 2022

Sages and mystics of many stripes have claimed that the secret to life lies in hidden in some unexpected place. An equation from probability theory devised by an eighteenth-century statistician is certainly not the least unusual.

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Newsletter: April 2022

The Indian dramatist crafts distinctive emotional effects that allow the audience to savour those emotions; those emotional flavours, or rasas, culminate in a savouring of tranquility; and savouring tranquility offers a foretaste of the spiritual liberation that is our ultimate goal. Not at all bad for a night out at the theatre.

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