March 2005

I just submitted my first written coursework since – oh, I don’t know, 1974? – for my PhilOfMind course at Tufts. The format was a dialogue between three philosophers on a particular topic. The choices were limited: I couldn’t simply pick any philosophers and any topic. I chose Fodor, Millikan and Paul Churchland on mental…

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In a series of pieces in Balkinization, Professor Jack Balkin of Yale Law School goes into detail on the constitutional aspects of the Schiavo case. But his closing words on one particular entry were particularly acute: “Finally, the Congressional Republicans’ moves also suggest that if Roe v. Wade were overturned, the matter would not be…

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Merry complained that I’m always blogging about unpleasant things – why can’t I blog about something nice? How about the crumb test dummy? I think that qualifies. Now, how do I get my hands on some of those McVitie’s Milk Chocolate and Orange Digestives?

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