Was Plato on Drugs?

I posted a short piece a while ago about a few books on Plato, including one about Plato’s relationship to drugs (pharmaka). That piece gets a lot of views regularly, and it seems like people often find it by asking google, “Was Plato on Drugs?”  I realize that the piece I wrote isn’t as explicitContinue reading “Was Plato on Drugs?”

The Vast Minority, or the Stupidity of Philosophers

I’m not sure I agree with Heidegger that philosophy is the greatest danger to thinking.  Sometimes I agree wholeheartedly, and other times it seems there are far greater dangers.  It depends on what mood I’m in.  In any case, I think the stupidity of philosophers is greatly underestimated.  Of course, you’ll hear a lot ofContinue reading “The Vast Minority, or the Stupidity of Philosophers”

another burning man

Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen a noticeable increase in views of a post I wrote last year on Burning Man, probably because it’s been Burning Man season for a little while.  I didn’t go this year.  Why?  I couldn’t afford my ticket to the gift economy.  No, that’s just a joke poking funContinue reading “another burning man”