Objects of Comparison

A Philosophy Blog

associated with David Egan Philosophy, divided into three categories:

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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: 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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Newsletter: February 2022

We live in an era that’s impatient and grasping, says Heidegger. Our technological prowess is only the most outward evidence of this more general way of being in the world.

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