Another entry in my Libertarianism.org Greek series, this one on personal liberty in ancient Athens.
The conference schedule for the upcoming Alabama Philosophical Society (Oct. 2-3) is now online.
This’ll be the first year I haven’t been to the APS since I came to Auburn in 1998. But this coming weekend I’ll be in Reykjavík, Iceland (first time!), to do my left-libertarian lambada at a European Students for Liberty Regional Conference there.
So tonight’s Doctor Who was Return of the Jedi (with Davros playing both Palpatine and Vader) crossed with The Killing Joke.
It’s also the second time we’ve seen Clara in a, um, y’know.
Plus there was yet another callback to Curse of Fatal Death.
Oh, and Moffat gets a chance to justify a much-criticised line from the series 5 finale.
[cross-posted at BHL]
My sixth Libertarianism.org column, this one on “How Competition Created Greek Philosophy,” went up on September 2nd, but I didn’t get around to mentioning it till just now. (The last three weeks have been insanely hectic – which is also why there hasn’t been a seventh one yet.) Anyway, here it is.
Interesting exploration of whether Hume’s views on personal identity might have been influenced by reports from Jesuit missionaries about Buddhist teachings. (CHT Walter Grinder.)