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Dan Goodman's prediction and politics journal.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Wednesday June 16, 2004. Most Wednesdays, I do volunteer work at Pillsbury House: data entry for the Community Barter Network and Pillsbury House's volunteer program. Today, it took a while before I could get started. Apparently, the computer experts at Pillsbury United Communities (the umbrella organization which includes Pillsbury House) had done something over the weekend which meant I couldn't get to the needed data base.

On to Uncle Hugo's, and then to the Wedge.
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"Speaking of Italian pragmatism: my uncle has an ‘emergency pendant’ which dates back to his youth in Sardinia. On one side, it has a St Christopher and details of the local priest; on the other, there’s the details of the local Communist Party boss." nick, commenting in Crooked Timber http://www.crookedtimber.org/archives/002032.htm
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[Tyler Cowen, June 16, 2004 at 1:43pm]
Movies grouped by philosophical category:

Do you like both philosophy and movies? This web site lists the top philosophical movies of all time. The list is well thought out, though excessively American (where is Bergman's Persona, for instance?).

Even better, Jason Brennan groups movies by philosophical theme. His categories include skepticism/external deception, determinism, time travel, personal identity, philosophy of religion, contractarianism, epistemology, and relativism. Only a philosopher could come up with "Prudent Predator/Immoralism/Ring of Gyges" as a category; I applaud his ability to find three films (try guessing before looking) that fit the bill.
http://volokh.com/archives/archive_2004_06_14.shtml#10874077
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Writing: Daily exercise -- done, posted in this journal.

"Well Met, Well Met, My Own True Love" --

"They Might Be Windmills" --

"History Line" --
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