Keats, Jarry, and Those Bigbrain Funsters, Kant and Wittgenstein, But Mostly Keats and Jarry.

An Edgy Essay by Robert Whyte

  • carry AR-15s and shoot up the nearest high-school
  • drive metal boxes really fast, and crash into each other with fatal consequences
  • watch, or even worse be in, reality TV shows,
  • demand your right to freedom of delusion
  • “The greatest happiness for the greatest number so long as they belong to my family.”
  • “Next to the ridicule of denying an evident truth is that of taking much pains to defend it, especially when it is false.”
  • “Argument is conclusive but it does not remove doubt, so the mind may never rest in the sure knowledge of the truth, unless it finds it by the method of experiment or by accident.”
  • “I think, therefore I am skeptical.”
  • “To love truth for truth’s sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues, but to expect this of bipedal mammals is sheer lunacy.”
  • “I make this chief distinction between religion and superstition, that the latter is founded on ignorance, the former on superstition.”
  • “Pithy sentences are like sharp, persuasive nails which create false memories.”
  • “I have no knowledge of myself as I am, but merely as I appear to myself, which is problematical since I broke my shaving mirror.”
  • “Lazy, cowardly humans believe in alien guidance.”
  • “So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world, or, in other words, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
  • Silly Bands
  • Scrunchies
  • Turtlenecks
  • Bowl Haircuts
  • Overalls
  • Mood rings
  • Backward Baseball Hats
  • Stirrup Pants
  • Enormous Flowered Hats
  • Skorts, and
  • Ramen Noodle Hair

NOTES

AGAINST PROFESSIONAL PHILOSOPHY REDUX 215

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