Wilkinson On Human Nature

Lynne Kiesling I’m working my way through the recent Daedelus issue on human nature, but have not read the Rorty article yet. I wasn’t expecting a strong, persuasive argument. Apparently, according to Will Wilkinson, my expectations are even a little high: Richard Rorty’s paper, “Philosopher-envy” in the new Daedalus issue on human nature is just … More Wilkinson On Human NatureMore Wilkinson On Human Nature

I’d Like To See The Spamalot

Lynne Kiesling For another depressing thought, although in a more lighthearted vein, we did not get tickets to Spamalot, which opened Tuesday night here in Chicago and is due to run through mid-January before heading off to Broadway. Its opening has gotten great reviews. Spamalot, Eric Idle’s new musical “lovingly ripped off” from the cult … More I’d Like To See The SpamalotMore I’d Like To See The Spamalot

No, Really, Putin’s Not An Autocratic Demogogue

Lynne Kiesling The 100% state-owned oil company Rosneft has taken over the company that bought the assets of the beleaguered Yukos, according to this Reuters story and several others. “Rosneft, which is de facto 100 percent state owned, bought Yuganskneftegaz. I think everything was done by market methods,” Putin told a news conference. In his … More No, Really, Putin’s Not An Autocratic DemogogueMore No, Really, Putin’s Not An Autocratic Demogogue