What Is Called Thinking?

Zohar Atkins
Daily Questions To Stupefy and Inspire
Created 09 Sep 2020
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  • Longevity vs. Quality of Life
    04 Aug 2021about 9 hours ago • 2 min read
    Yesterday, I wrote about the fallacy that better tech can “deliver presence.” Today, I want to follow it up with a reflection on quality vs. quantity of life. Consider this a kind of multi-dimensional...
  • What is Presence?
    03 Aug 20211 day ago • 1 min read • 3 0
    Whatever you think of the metaverse, it’s coming. Mark Zuckerberg says “It’s the technology that delivers the clearest form of presence.” In the plain sense, I know what Zuckerberg means; but in the H...
  • Are Readers Dead?
    02 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    James Tate (1943-2015) is one of my favorite contemporary-ish poets. Here’s a poem I like, typical of his surreal, absurdist, witty, and darkly comical style: The poem is about the gap between writer ...
  • Hermeneutics or Critique of Ideology?
    01 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 6 0
    Quick announcement: I’m leading a salon on “Heidegger and the Meaning of Life” on August 3rd @ 9pm EST. You can sign up here. Do spread the word! And while I have you here, if you enjoy these daily mi...
  • What Accounts for Liberalism’s Unpopularity?
    28 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Every day I see another article in a mainstream publication questioning, if not bashing, liberalism (the social contract theory developed by Locke, Hobbes, and Rousseau). I find myself wondering, “Why...
  • Should We Aspire To Be Socratic?
    27 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Here’s a great new article on Socrates and collaborative truth seeking by Agnes Callard. One point Callard makes is that Socrates’s main motivation for refuting people is self-interested. Socrates nee...
  • What Is Meta-Philosophy?
    25 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    Quick announcement: I’m leading a salon on “Heidegger and the Meaning of Life” on August 3rd at 9pm EST. You can sign up here. Do spread the word! And while I have you here, if you enjoy these daily m...
  • Does Power Obscure Perception?
    22 Jul 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Quick announcement: I’m leading a salon on “Heidegger and the Meaning of Life” on August 3rd @ 9pm EST. You can sign up here. Do spread the word! And while I have you here, if you enjoy these daily mi...
  • The Case for Enchantment
    21 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Quick announcement: I’m leading a salon on “Heidegger and the Meaning of Life” on August 3rd at 9pm EST. You can sign up here. Do spread the word! And while I have you here, if you enjoy these daily m...
  • What is a Blessing?
    20 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    The Torah records many instances of people blessing others. Malchizedek blesses Abraham. Isaac blesses his sons. Jacob blesses his sons. Yitro blesses Moses. Aaron blesses the people. God also blesses...