Thursday, 17 November 2011


Sorry for my prolonged silence. I recently started work after a lengthy spell of unemployment and the upheaval involved has left little time for philosophy. Hopefully, once I've adjusted to the new regime I'll be back on the case (albeit at a slower pace).

The job is exactly the sort of thing Wittgenstein would have approved of: factory-fodder. He was always advising his students to avoid academia and do something "useful" instead. This only goes to show that sometimes even the greatest minds can be a bit stupid.


  1. been missing your posts (and doing an even worse job myself in terms of blogging). Hope the work improves :-) and looking forward to new discussions in due course.

  2. Thanks, Paul. I'm working 2pm-10.30pm so the plan is to devote most mornings to philosophy. So far that's proved rather difficult.

    Looking forward to your next post, btw.

  3. I think W had a point but I approve more of a balance between the practical and the intellectual. Hope the job is going well and you are back posting soon :-)

  4. Ta WW. I'm slowly getting used to the new regime and have even reminded myself of a bit of philosophy. Hope to have a new post up before too long.