In On War Carl Von Clausewitz says war is a continuation of politics by other means. Or, cf. Foucault, the inverse: politics is a continuation of war by other means. My interest is in the ‘other means’, which include political rhetoric. Broadly… Read More ›
The Assumption(s) of the Soulless Shoes David Hume noted,
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature. Book II, Part III, Section III, Of… Read More ›
Another candidate for the Department of Idiotic Redundancies is the term “motivated reasoning”. As David Hume famously observed reason is a slave to the passions, by which is meant reason doesn’t move without a driver.