It can seem an amazing fact that laws of nature keep on holding, that the frame of nature does not fall apart.
We can grieve over lost powers and memories, or rejoice over gained knowledge and maturity, according to taste.
But it is logically impossible that there could exist an 'unowned' dent, a dent without a surface that is dented.
In Michigan recently a man won a lawsuit for substantial damages because, he claimed, a rear-end collision in his car had made him a homosexual.
Contemporary culture is not very good on responsibility.
Chance is as relentless as necessity.
A signpost doesn't in and of itself represent the way to the village. We have to learn how to take it.
Thoughts are strange things. they have 'representational' powers: a thought typically represents the world as being one way or another. A sensation, by contrast, seems to just sit there.
The scientific world is to be less threatening than was feared. It is to made safe for human beings. And the way to make it safe is to reflect on the foundation of knowledge.
Since there is no telling in advance where it may lead, reflection can be seen as dangerous.
The word 'philosophy' carries unfortunate connotations: impractical, unworldly, weird.
We think about what to do, and muster considerations and arguments in favor of one course or another. How are we to think about that?
Motion however will not help unless we have things moving.
Paradigms can be asked to show their worth, an some of them do not stand up.
Finding a mechanism does not bypass the problem of induction.