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The consolations of philosophy

November 18, 2015 Categories: learning and philippines. No Comments on The consolations of philosophy

My latest EdX course is Minds and Machines, a course on the philosophy of mind. In the introductory material the instructore references the following quotation from Bertrand Russell to evidence the value of philosophy. The value of philosophy is, in fact to be sought largelyin its very uncertainty. The man who has no tincture of […]

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When will they ever learn?

January 20, 2015 Categories: philippines. No Comments on When will they ever learn?

Yesterday’s edition of the Manila Bulletin carried a piece in its Business Agenda section from “prominent economist” Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas, reporting remarks he made at the first Asia Economic Forum in 2015. I quote his reported remarks in full here: Philippine economic growth is sustainable over the long-term, because what I said three years ago, all the […]

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