Philosophy

The category of Philosophy in this blog may be too large to be useful; but the posts assigned this category are listed at the end of this page.

Meanwhile, there are several sub-categories for special topics:

  • “God is a Circle …”

  • Categorical Thinking

  • Causation

  • Criteriological Science

  • Dialectic

  • Freedom

  • The Ontological Proof

  • Pacifism

  • Philosophy of History

  • Sex and Gender

  • Stoicism

More special topics are listed under Collingwood:

  • Absolute Presuppositions

  • “Ceases to be a mind …”

  • The New Leviathan

  • The Overlap of Classes

  • The Principles of Art

  • Question and Answer

Collingwood is one of the philosophers with categories; the others are

  • Plato

  • Aristotle

  • Descartes

  • Strauss

  • Midgley

  • Pirsig

“God is a Circle …”

The saying, “God is a circle [or sphere] whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere,” appears in Collingwood, Pascal, and Alain de Lille, and I have brought it up a few times.

  1. Interconnectedness (June 30, 2014)
  2. One & Many (June 20, 2016)
  3. How to Learn about People (November 13, 2016)

Categorical Thinking

  1. Psychology (August 28, 2013)
  2. NL II: “The Relation Between Body and Mind” (January 20, 2014)
  3. Facts (NL IX, ‘Retrospect,’ first 6 paragraphs) (August 1, 2014)
  4. The Private, Unskilled One (May 19, 2017)
  5. A New Kind of Science (July 10, 2018)
  6. On Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem (December 15, 2018)

Causation

In my posts involving causation, two key ideas are:

  1. By what she wears or anything else, a person does not cause the harm that you do to her. This comes up in “The Istanbul Seaside.”

  2. For a given event, there is no unique cause, ascertainable by science, despite the seemingly common view discussed for example in “Happiness.” Causation is relative to us, as illustrated in a passage from Collingwood’s Essay on Metaphysics, quoted in “War and Talk” (which itself is based mainly on Tolstoy and considers also Plato):

    For example, a car skids while cornering at a certain point, strikes the kerb, and turns turtle. From the car-driver’s point of view the cause of the accident was cornering too fast, and the lesson is that one must drive more carefully. From the county surveyor’s point of view the cause was a defect in the surface or camber of the road, and the lesson is that greater care must be taken to make roads skid-proof. From the motor-manufacturer’s point of view the cause was defective design in the car, and the lesson is that one must place the centre of gravity lower.

    If the three parties concerned take these three lessons respectively to heart accidents will become rarer …

The post “On Causation” is dedicated to Collingwood’s theory.

  1. Uniformity (November 21, 2014)
  2. The Istanbul Seaside (December 3, 2014)
  3. Happiness (November 3, 2016)
  4. NL XV: “Utility” (February 14, 2017)
  5. War and Talk (June 18, 2017)
  6. The Tree of Life (February 12, 2018)
  7. What It Takes (May 26, 2018)
  8. NL XLI: What Barbarism Is (September 27, 2018)
  9. A Defense (January 12, 2019)
  10. NL XLIV: The Turks (February 20, 2019)
  11. On Causation (August 20, 2019)
  12. On Being Given to Know (August 24, 2019)

Criteriological Science

Unfortunately I am not aware that anybody since Collingwood has tried to develop the idea of a criteriological science. My first big attempt to explicate the idea is “A New Kind of Science.” That post is linked to by every post in this category, and more. Any of those posts may give some idea of criteriological science; “Mathematics and Logic” is probably the most thorough supplement to “A New Kind of Science.”

  1. Psychology (August 28, 2013)
  2. NL I: “Body and Mind” (January 13, 2014)
  3. War and Talk (June 18, 2017)
  4. A New Kind of Science (July 10, 2018)
  5. NL XXXI: Classical Physics and Classical Politics (September 8, 2018)
  6. NL XXXII: Society and Nature in the Classical Politics (September 9, 2018)
  7. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XV (September 17, 2019)
  8. Mathematics and Logic (October 13, 2020)

Dialectic

I was apparently late in creating this category; when I first wrote the present page, I had applied the category only to “Doing and Suffering” and “Pacifism.” The former goes back to the locus classicus in the Meno; the latter questions the assertion of Ibram X. Kendi that you can be only racist or antiracist.

Now I have applied the category of Dialectic to every post that comes up in a search on the word. Collingwood explains his use of the concept in Chapter XXIX, “External Politics,” of The New Leviathan.

  1. The Tradition of Western Philosophy (September 10, 2013)
  2. A personal overview of Collingwood’s New Leviathan (January 7, 2014)
  3. NL I: “Body and Mind” (January 13, 2014)
  4. NL XXIV: The Body Politic, Social and Non-Social (September 17, 2017)
  5. NL XXVII: Force in Politics (September 1, 2018)
  6. NL XXIX: External Politics (September 4, 2018)
  7. NL XXX: War As the Breakdown of Policy (September 6, 2018)
  8. NL XXXI: Classical Physics and Classical Politics (September 8, 2018)
  9. NL XXXII: Society and Nature in the Classical Politics (September 9, 2018)
  10. NL XXXIII: Decline of the Classical Politics (September 10, 2018)
  11. NL XXXIV: What Civilization Means Generically (September 14, 2018)
  12. NL XXXV: What Civilization Means Specifically (September 17, 2018)
  13. NL XXXVI: The Essence of Civilization (September 18, 2018)
  14. NL XXXIX: Law and Order (September 23, 2018)
  15. NL XL: Peace and Plenty (September 25, 2018)
  16. NL XLI: What Barbarism Is (September 27, 2018)
  17. NL XLII: The First Barbarism: The Saracens (October 1, 2018)
  18. NL XLIII: The Second Barbarism: The ‘Albigensian Heresy’ (October 13, 2018)
  19. Antitheses (December 13, 2018)
  20. Piety (March 14, 2019)
  21. Anthropology of Mathematics (October 13, 2019)
  22. Doing and Suffering (March 2, 2020)
  23. Reading shallow and deep (April 21, 2020)
  24. Map of Art (September 1, 2020)
  25. Articles on Collingwood (October 17, 2020)
  26. Pacifism (October 29, 2020)

Freedom

Concerning mainly freedom of speech, in theory and practice (it can be restricted by law or by oneself)

  1. Freedom of will (January 26, 2014)
  2. An afterbirthday message (March 31, 2014)
  3. Freedom (August 4, 2014)
  4. Inurement (January 15, 2015)
  5. Body and Mind (January 20, 2015)
  6. Liberation (February 5, 2015)
  7. Kıvanç fêted in absentia (March 22, 2016)
  8. Academic Freedom (March 25, 2016)
  9. On trial for pacifism (March 30, 2016)
  10. Free Sevan Nişanyan (April 8, 2016)
  11. 35th Istanbul Film Festival, 2016, part 3 (April 25, 2016)
  12. Thales of Miletus (December 24, 2016)
  13. NL XIV: “Reason” (February 13, 2017)
  14. Freedom to Listen (February 26, 2017)
  15. Community (March 9, 2017)
  16. An Indictment (July 20, 2018)
  17. Antitheses (December 13, 2018)
  18. A Defense (January 12, 2019)
  19. We the Pears of the Wild Coyote Tree (April 15, 2019)
  20. A Final Statement (September 16, 2019)
  21. Articles on Collingwood (October 17, 2020)
  22. Pacifism (October 29, 2020)

The So-called Ontological Proof

  1. Psychology (August 28, 2013)
  2. NL II: “The Relation Between Body and Mind” (January 20, 2014)
  3. The Hands of an Angry Deity (April 2, 2017)
  4. What It Takes (May 26, 2018)
  5. A New Kind of Science (July 10, 2018)

Pacifism

  1. On trial for pacifism (March 30, 2016)
  2. NL XXIX: External Politics (September 4, 2018)
  3. NL XXX: War As the Breakdown of Policy (September 6, 2018)
  4. NL XXXI: Classical Physics and Classical Politics (September 8, 2018)
  5. NL XXXVII: Civilization As Education (September 20, 2018)
  6. NL XL: Peace and Plenty (September 25, 2018)
  7. NL XLIII: The Second Barbarism: The ‘Albigensian Heresy’ (October 13, 2018)
  8. Articles on Collingwood (October 17, 2020)
  9. Pacifism (October 29, 2020)

Philosophy of History

See also the general History category.

  1. The Tradition of Western Philosophy (September 10, 2013)
  2. NL II: “The Relation Between Body and Mind” (January 20, 2014)
  3. NL III: “Body As Mind” (January 25, 2014)
  4. NL IV: “Feeling” (February 3, 2014)
  5. NL V: “The Ambiguity of Feeling” (February 17, 2014)
  6. Freedom (August 4, 2014)
  7. Hands on ≠ Minds on (November 19, 2014)
  8. The Peace of Liberal Education (January 13, 2015)
  9. Inurement (January 15, 2015)
  10. Body and Mind (January 20, 2015)
  11. Liberation (February 5, 2015)
  12. Academic Freedom (March 25, 2016)
  13. Thinking & Feeling (July 20, 2016)
  14. Happiness (November 3, 2016)
  15. Attribution of Fascism (December 11, 2016)
  16. Thales of Miletus (December 24, 2016)
  17. NL IX: “Retrospect” (February 8, 2017)
  18. NL X: “Passion” (February 9, 2017)
  19. NL XIII: “Choice” (February 12, 2017)
  20. War and Talk (June 18, 2017)
  21. Fascism As Abetted by Realism (October 10, 2017)
  22. Re-enactment (June 4, 2018)
  23. NL XXVII: Force in Politics (September 1, 2018)
  24. NL XLII: The First Barbarism: The Saracens (October 1, 2018)

Sex and Gender

  1. Math, Maugham, and Man (September 1, 2019)
  2. Sex and Gender (December 30, 2019)
  3. Be Sex Binary, We Are Not (July 7, 2020)

Stoicism

  1. Nature and Death (March 10, 2017)
  2. Antitheses (December 13, 2018)

Persons (i.e. Philosophers)

Aristotle

  1. Aristotle on Heraclitus (June 6, 2012)
  2. Logic (notes on the finger-wagging Cratylus) (June 8, 2012)
  3. Science and anti-science (November 21, 2012)
  4. NL V: “The Ambiguity of Feeling” (February 17, 2014)
  5. Facts (NL IX, ‘Retrospect,’ first 6 paragraphs) (August 1, 2014)
  6. Equality Is Not Identity (January 26, 2015)
  7. How to Learn about People (November 13, 2016)
  8. Freedom to Listen (February 26, 2017)
  9. War and Talk (June 18, 2017)
  10. What It Takes (May 26, 2018)
  11. NL XXVI: Democracy and Aristocracy (August 29, 2018)
  12. Logic of Elliptic Curves (January 6, 2019)
  13. On Causation (August 20, 2019)
  14. On Being Given to Know (August 24, 2019)
  15. Map of Art (September 1, 2020)
  16. Mathematics and Logic (October 13, 2020)

Plato

  1. Aristotle on Heraclitus (June 6, 2012)
  2. Limits (May 4, 2013)
  3. Books hung out with (June 25, 2013)
  4. The Tradition of Western Philosophy (September 10, 2013)
  5. A personal overview of Collingwood’s New Leviathan (January 7, 2014)
  6. NL I: “Body and Mind” (January 13, 2014)
  7. NL II: “The Relation Between Body and Mind” (January 20, 2014)
  8. NL III: “Body As Mind” (January 25, 2014)
  9. NL IV: “Feeling” (February 3, 2014)
  10. NL V: “The Ambiguity of Feeling” (February 17, 2014)
  11. NL VI: “Language” (February 27, 2014)
  12. An afterbirthday message (March 31, 2014)
  13. NL VIII: “Hunger and Love” (June 30, 2014)
  14. Facts (NL IX, ‘Retrospect,’ first 6 paragraphs) (August 1, 2014)
  15. Freedom (August 4, 2014)
  16. Body and Mind (January 20, 2015)
  17. Equality Is Not Identity (January 26, 2015)
  18. The Facebook Algorithm (March 17, 2015)
  19. Nicole at the Golden Horn (October 7, 2015)
  20. 35th Istanbul Film Festival, 2016, part 2 (April 22, 2016)
  21. 35th Istanbul Film Festival, 2016, part 3 (April 25, 2016)
  22. One & Many (June 20, 2016)
  23. Confessions (January 4, 2017)
  24. NL X: “Passion” (February 9, 2017)
  25. NL XI: “Desire” (February 10, 2017)
  26. NL XIV: “Reason” (February 13, 2017)
  27. Community (March 9, 2017)
  28. Nature and Death (March 10, 2017)
  29. The Hands of an Angry Deity (April 2, 2017)
  30. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book III (June 5, 2017)
  31. War and Talk (June 18, 2017)
  32. Hypomnesis (July 30, 2017)
  33. NL XIX: Two Senses of the Word “Society” (September 1, 2017)
  34. NL XXI: Society as Joint Will (September 9, 2017)
  35. NL XXII: The Family As a Mixed Community (September 12, 2017)
  36. NL XXIV: The Body Politic, Social and Non-Social (September 17, 2017)
  37. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book IX (September 23, 2017)
  38. Some Say Poetry (November 6, 2017)
  39. On Knowing Ourselves (March 3, 2018)
  40. Effectiveness (May 17, 2018)
  41. What It Takes (May 26, 2018)
  42. NL XXVI: Democracy and Aristocracy (August 29, 2018)
  43. NL XXVIII: The Forms of Political Action (September 2, 2018)
  44. NL XXIX: External Politics (September 4, 2018)
  45. NL XXXVI: The Essence of Civilization (September 18, 2018)
  46. NL XXXVII: Civilization As Education (September 20, 2018)
  47. NL XXXIX: Law and Order (September 23, 2018)
  48. NL XL: Peace and Plenty (September 25, 2018)
  49. NL XLI: What Barbarism Is (September 27, 2018)
  50. NL XLII: The First Barbarism: The Saracens (October 1, 2018)
  51. NL XLIII: The Second Barbarism: The ‘Albigensian Heresy’ (October 13, 2018)
  52. Antitheses (December 13, 2018)
  53. Piety (March 14, 2019)
  54. We the Pears of the Wild Coyote Tree (April 15, 2019)
  55. NL I: “Body and Mind” Again (August 17, 2019)
  56. On Causation (August 20, 2019)
  57. Math, Maugham, and Man (September 1, 2019)
  58. On Translation (October 6, 2019)
  59. Anthropology of Mathematics (October 13, 2019)
  60. Doing and Suffering (March 2, 2020)
  61. Mood (March 10, 2020)
  62. Donne’s Undertaking (April 10, 2020)
  63. Return to Narnia (May 23, 2020)
  64. Be Sex Binary, We Are Not (July 7, 2020)
  65. Mathematics and Logic (October 13, 2020)

Descartes (1596–1650)

  1. The Tradition of Western Philosophy (September 10, 2013)
  2. NL I: “Body and Mind” (January 13, 2014)
  3. NL II: “The Relation Between Body and Mind” (January 20, 2014)
  4. NL III: “Body As Mind” (January 25, 2014)
  5. NL V: “The Ambiguity of Feeling” (February 17, 2014)
  6. Cogito ne demek? (April 11, 2014)
  7. Bosphorus Sky (December 19, 2014)
  8. Nature and Death (March 10, 2017)
  9. Victor Vasarely (March 26, 2017)
  10. Boolean Arithmetic (May 5, 2018)
  11. What It Takes (May 26, 2018)
  12. On Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem (December 15, 2018)
  13. Elliptical Affinity (April 17, 2019)
  14. On Causation (August 20, 2019)
  15. An Exercise in Analytic Geometry (August 5, 2020)

R. G. Collingwood (1889–1943)

Many of my posts concern Collingwood, so this category may not be of much use as a whole. There are however some sub-categories. Meanwhile, see Articles on Collingwood for some articles by other persons.

Absolute Presuppositions

That metaphysics is the historical science of absolute presuppositions is worked by Collingwood in An Essay on Metaphysics (1940); it is a development of the logic of question and answer (see below).

  1. The Tradition of Western Philosophy (September 10, 2013)
  2. NL I: “Body and Mind” (January 13, 2014)
  3. NL II: “The Relation Between Body and Mind” (January 20, 2014)
  4. NL IV: “Feeling” (February 3, 2014)
  5. The Hands of an Angry Deity (April 2, 2017)
  6. NL XIX: Two Senses of the Word “Society” (September 1, 2017)
  7. Effectiveness (May 17, 2018)
  8. What It Takes (May 26, 2018)
  9. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XIV (September 5, 2018)
  10. NL XXXI: Classical Physics and Classical Politics (September 8, 2018)
  11. NL I: “Body and Mind” Again (August 17, 2019)
  12. On Causation (August 20, 2019)
  13. Anthropology of Mathematics (October 13, 2019)
  14. More of What It Is (September 21, 2020)

“Ceases to be a mind …”

Concerning the passage about psychology in Collingwood’s Religion and Philosophy whose “crucial words are, ‘the mind, regarded in this [external] way, [really] ceases to be a mind at all’ ” (according to Collingwood in An Autobiography).

  1. One & Many (June 20, 2016)
  2. How to Learn about People (November 13, 2016)
  3. A New Kind of Science (July 10, 2018)
  4. Anthropology of Mathematics (October 13, 2019)

The New Leviathan

The post “On the NL (New Leviathan) Posts” is an index to the project of blogging about each chapter of Collingwood’s 1942 book.

  1. A personal overview of Collingwood’s New Leviathan (January 7, 2014)
  2. NL I: “Body and Mind” (January 13, 2014)
  3. NL II: “The Relation Between Body and Mind” (January 20, 2014)
  4. On the NL (New Leviathan) Posts (January 23, 2014)
  5. NL III: “Body As Mind” (January 25, 2014)
  6. Freedom of will (January 26, 2014)
  7. NL IV: “Feeling” (February 3, 2014)
  8. NL V: “The Ambiguity of Feeling” (February 17, 2014)
  9. NL VI: “Language” (February 27, 2014)
  10. NL VI: “Language,” again (March 31, 2014)
  11. NL VII: “Appetite” (May 5, 2014)
  12. NL VIII: “Hunger and Love” (June 30, 2014)
  13. Facts (NL IX, ‘Retrospect,’ first 6 paragraphs) (August 1, 2014)
  14. Freedom (August 4, 2014)
  15. Happiness (November 3, 2016)
  16. Thales of Miletus (December 24, 2016)
  17. NL IX: “Retrospect” (February 8, 2017)
  18. NL X: “Passion” (February 9, 2017)
  19. NL XI: “Desire” (February 10, 2017)
  20. NL XII: “Happiness” (February 11, 2017)
  21. NL XIII: “Choice” (February 12, 2017)
  22. NL XIV: “Reason” (February 13, 2017)
  23. NL XV: “Utility” (February 14, 2017)
  24. NL XVI: “Right” (February 15, 2017)
  25. NL XVII: “Duty” (February 16, 2017)
  26. NL XVIII: Theoretical Reason (February 17, 2017)
  27. Freedom to Listen (February 26, 2017)
  28. Duty to Nature (February 28, 2017)
  29. Feyhaman Duran (March 19, 2017)
  30. NL XIX: Two Senses of the Word “Society” (September 1, 2017)
  31. NL XX: Society and Community (September 5, 2017)
  32. NL XXI: Society as Joint Will (September 9, 2017)
  33. NL XXII: The Family As a Mixed Community (September 12, 2017)
  34. NL XXIII: The Family As a Society (September 15, 2017)
  35. NL XXIV: The Body Politic, Social and Non-Social (September 17, 2017)
  36. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book IX (September 23, 2017)
  37. NL XXV: The Three Laws of Politics (September 28, 2017)
  38. The Tree of Life (February 12, 2018)
  39. Effectiveness (May 17, 2018)
  40. NL XXVI: Democracy and Aristocracy (August 29, 2018)
  41. NL XXVII: Force in Politics (September 1, 2018)
  42. NL XXVIII: The Forms of Political Action (September 2, 2018)
  43. NL XXIX: External Politics (September 4, 2018)
  44. NL XXX: War As the Breakdown of Policy (September 6, 2018)
  45. NL XXXI: Classical Physics and Classical Politics (September 8, 2018)
  46. NL XXXII: Society and Nature in the Classical Politics (September 9, 2018)
  47. NL XXXIII: Decline of the Classical Politics (September 10, 2018)
  48. NL XXXIV: What Civilization Means Generically (September 14, 2018)
  49. NL XXXV: What Civilization Means Specifically (September 17, 2018)
  50. NL XXXVI: The Essence of Civilization (September 18, 2018)
  51. NL XXXVII: Civilization As Education (September 20, 2018)
  52. NL XXXVIII: Civilization and Wealth (September 21, 2018)
  53. NL XXXIX: Law and Order (September 23, 2018)
  54. NL XL: Peace and Plenty (September 25, 2018)
  55. NL XLI: What Barbarism Is (September 27, 2018)
  56. NL XLII: The First Barbarism: The Saracens (October 1, 2018)
  57. NL XLIII: The Second Barbarism: The ‘Albigensian Heresy’ (October 13, 2018)
  58. Antitheses (December 13, 2018)
  59. NL XLIV: The Turks (February 20, 2019)
  60. NL XLV: The Germans (February 21, 2019)
  61. Piety (March 14, 2019)
  62. NL I: “Body and Mind” Again (August 17, 2019)
  63. Anthropology of Mathematics (October 13, 2019)
  64. Articles on Collingwood (October 17, 2020)
  65. Pacifism (October 29, 2020)

The Overlap of Classes

Collingwood develops the doctrine of overlap of philosophical classes in An Essay on Philosophical Method. I have mentioned the doctrine in a number of articles, gathered here; my most thorough accounts (so far) are in “Interconnectedness” and “The Tradition of Western Philosophy.”

  1. The Tradition of Western Philosophy (September 10, 2013)
  2. NL II: “The Relation Between Body and Mind” (January 20, 2014)
  3. NL III: “Body As Mind” (January 25, 2014)
  4. NL VI: “Language,” again (March 31, 2014)
  5. Interconnectedness (June 30, 2014)
  6. Freedom (August 4, 2014)
  7. 35th Istanbul Film Festival, 2016 (April 20, 2016)
  8. NL XVII: “Duty” (February 16, 2017)
  9. NL XIX: Two Senses of the Word “Society” (September 1, 2017)
  10. Antitheses (December 13, 2018)
  11. Anthropology of Mathematics (October 13, 2019)

The Principles of Art

  1. Books hung out with (June 25, 2013)
  2. Psychology (August 28, 2013)
  3. The Tradition of Western Philosophy (September 10, 2013)
  4. A personal overview of Collingwood’s New Leviathan (January 7, 2014)
  5. NL I: “Body and Mind” (January 13, 2014)
  6. Copyright (January 15, 2014)
  7. NL III: “Body As Mind” (January 25, 2014)
  8. NL IV: “Feeling” (February 3, 2014)
  9. NL V: “The Ambiguity of Feeling” (February 17, 2014)
  10. NL VI: “Language” (February 27, 2014)
  11. NL VI: “Language,” again (March 31, 2014)
  12. Interconnectedness (June 30, 2014)
  13. Freedom (August 4, 2014)
  14. Bosphorus Sky (December 19, 2014)
  15. The Peace of Liberal Education (January 13, 2015)
  16. Nicole at the Golden Horn (October 7, 2015)
  17. 35th Istanbul Film Festival, 2016 (April 20, 2016)
  18. One & Many (June 20, 2016)
  19. Thinking & Feeling (July 20, 2016)
  20. Happiness (November 3, 2016)
  21. Thales of Miletus (December 24, 2016)
  22. NL XIII: “Choice” (February 12, 2017)
  23. NL XVII: “Duty” (February 16, 2017)
  24. Nature and Death (March 10, 2017)
  25. Victor Vasarely (March 26, 2017)
  26. War and Talk (June 18, 2017)
  27. Hypomnesis (July 30, 2017)
  28. NL XIX: Two Senses of the Word “Society” (September 1, 2017)
  29. Some Say Poetry (November 6, 2017)
  30. What Philosophy Is (November 21, 2017)
  31. The Tree of Life (February 12, 2018)
  32. On Knowing Ourselves (March 3, 2018)
  33. Boolean Arithmetic (May 5, 2018)
  34. Effectiveness (May 17, 2018)
  35. Re-enactment (June 4, 2018)
  36. A New Kind of Science (July 10, 2018)
  37. NL XXX: War As the Breakdown of Policy (September 6, 2018)
  38. NL XXXI: Classical Physics and Classical Politics (September 8, 2018)
  39. NL XXXIV: What Civilization Means Generically (September 14, 2018)
  40. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XVIII (September 20, 2019)

The Logic of Question and Answer

This is described in An Autobiography.

  1. Books hung out with (June 25, 2013)
  2. NL VI: “Language” (February 27, 2014)
  3. Writing, Typography, and Nature (January 22, 2017)
  4. Anthropology of Mathematics (October 13, 2019)

All Collingwood

Since the “display-postsshortcode has a length limit of one hundred, I have to use it twice:

2012–19
  1. Science and anti-science (November 21, 2012)
  2. Books hung out with (June 25, 2013)
  3. Psychology (August 28, 2013)
  4. The Tradition of Western Philosophy (September 10, 2013)
  5. A personal overview of Collingwood’s New Leviathan (January 7, 2014)
  6. NL I: “Body and Mind” (January 13, 2014)
  7. Copyright (January 15, 2014)
  8. NL II: “The Relation Between Body and Mind” (January 20, 2014)
  9. On the NL (New Leviathan) Posts (January 23, 2014)
  10. NL III: “Body As Mind” (January 25, 2014)
  11. Freedom of will (January 26, 2014)
  12. NL IV: “Feeling” (February 3, 2014)
  13. NL V: “The Ambiguity of Feeling” (February 17, 2014)
  14. NL VI: “Language” (February 27, 2014)
  15. NL VI: “Language,” again (March 31, 2014)
  16. NL VII: “Appetite” (May 5, 2014)
  17. NL VIII: “Hunger and Love” (June 30, 2014)
  18. Interconnectedness (June 30, 2014)
  19. Facts (NL IX, ‘Retrospect,’ first 6 paragraphs) (August 1, 2014)
  20. Freedom (August 4, 2014)
  21. Uniformity (November 21, 2014)
  22. The Istanbul Seaside (December 3, 2014)
  23. Taksim in Limbo (December 10, 2014)
  24. Bosphorus Sky (December 19, 2014)
  25. The Peace of Liberal Education (January 13, 2015)
  26. Equality Is Not Identity (January 26, 2015)
  27. The Writer and the Persona (January 27, 2015)
  28. Liberation (February 5, 2015)
  29. Thoreau by the Aegean (August 29, 2015)
  30. Nicole at the Golden Horn (October 7, 2015)
  31. 35th Istanbul Film Festival, 2016 (April 20, 2016)
  32. 35th Istanbul Film Festival, 2016, part 3 (April 25, 2016)
  33. One & Many (June 20, 2016)
  34. Thinking & Feeling (July 20, 2016)
  35. Happiness (November 3, 2016)
  36. How to Learn about People (November 13, 2016)
  37. Attribution of Fascism (December 11, 2016)
  38. Thales of Miletus (December 24, 2016)
  39. NL IX: “Retrospect” (February 8, 2017)
  40. NL X: “Passion” (February 9, 2017)
  41. NL XI: “Desire” (February 10, 2017)
  42. NL XII: “Happiness” (February 11, 2017)
  43. NL XIII: “Choice” (February 12, 2017)
  44. NL XIV: “Reason” (February 13, 2017)
  45. NL XV: “Utility” (February 14, 2017)
  46. NL XVI: “Right” (February 15, 2017)
  47. NL XVII: “Duty” (February 16, 2017)
  48. NL XVIII: Theoretical Reason (February 17, 2017)
  49. Freedom to Listen (February 26, 2017)
  50. Duty to Nature (February 28, 2017)
  51. Community (March 9, 2017)
  52. Nature and Death (March 10, 2017)
  53. Victor Vasarely (March 26, 2017)
  54. The Hands of an Angry Deity (April 2, 2017)
  55. War and Talk (June 18, 2017)
  56. Hypomnesis (July 30, 2017)
  57. NL XIX: Two Senses of the Word “Society” (September 1, 2017)
  58. NL XX: Society and Community (September 5, 2017)
  59. NL XXI: Society as Joint Will (September 9, 2017)
  60. NL XXII: The Family As a Mixed Community (September 12, 2017)
  61. NL XXIII: The Family As a Society (September 15, 2017)
  62. NL XXIV: The Body Politic, Social and Non-Social (September 17, 2017)
  63. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book IX (September 23, 2017)
  64. NL XXV: The Three Laws of Politics (September 28, 2017)
  65. Fascism As Abetted by Realism (October 10, 2017)
  66. Some Say Poetry (November 6, 2017)
  67. What Philosophy Is (November 21, 2017)
  68. Şirince January 2018 (February 4, 2018)
  69. The Tree of Life (February 12, 2018)
  70. On Knowing Ourselves (March 3, 2018)
  71. Boolean Arithmetic (May 5, 2018)
  72. Effectiveness (May 17, 2018)
  73. What It Takes (May 26, 2018)
  74. Re-enactment (June 4, 2018)
  75. A New Kind of Science (July 10, 2018)
  76. NL XXVII: Force in Politics (September 1, 2018)
  77. NL XXVIII: The Forms of Political Action (September 2, 2018)
  78. NL XXIX: External Politics (September 4, 2018)
  79. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XIV (September 5, 2018)
  80. NL XXXIV: What Civilization Means Generically (September 14, 2018)
  81. NL XXXV: What Civilization Means Specifically (September 17, 2018)
  82. NL XXXVI: The Essence of Civilization (September 18, 2018)
  83. NL XXXVII: Civilization As Education (September 20, 2018)
  84. NL XXXVIII: Civilization and Wealth (September 21, 2018)
  85. NL XXXIX: Law and Order (September 23, 2018)
  86. NL XL: Peace and Plenty (September 25, 2018)
  87. NL XLI: What Barbarism Is (September 27, 2018)
  88. NL XLII: The First Barbarism: The Saracens (October 1, 2018)
  89. NL XLIII: The Second Barbarism: The ‘Albigensian Heresy’ (October 13, 2018)
  90. Antitheses (December 13, 2018)
  91. Piety (March 14, 2019)
  92. On Causation (August 20, 2019)
  93. On Being Given to Know (August 24, 2019)
  94. Math, Maugham, and Man (September 1, 2019)
  95. On Translation (October 6, 2019)
  96. On the Idea of History (October 20, 2019)
  97. On the Odyssey, Book I (November 9, 2019)
2020
  1. Evolution of Reality (February 17, 2020)
  2. Doing and Suffering (March 2, 2020)
  3. Thoreau and Anacreon (May 9, 2020)
  4. Return to Narnia (May 23, 2020)
  5. Map of Art (September 1, 2020)
  6. What Mathematics Is (September 15, 2020)
  7. More of What It Is (September 21, 2020)
  8. Mathematics and Logic (October 13, 2020)
  9. Articles on Collingwood (October 17, 2020)
  10. Pacifism (October 29, 2020)

Leo Strauss (1899–1973)

  1. Thales of Miletus (December 24, 2016)
  2. Nature and Death (March 10, 2017)
  3. NL XXV: The Three Laws of Politics (September 28, 2017)
  4. On Knowing Ourselves (March 3, 2018)
  5. Effectiveness (May 17, 2018)
  6. Re-enactment (June 4, 2018)
  7. NL XXVI: Democracy and Aristocracy (August 29, 2018)

Mary Midgley (1919–2018)

  1. NL VII: “Appetite” (May 5, 2014)
  2. The Academic Battery Cage (January 22, 2015)
  3. Thoreau by the Aegean (August 29, 2015)
  4. Thinking & Feeling (July 20, 2016)
  5. Victor Vasarely (March 26, 2017)
  6. NL XIX: Two Senses of the Word “Society” (September 1, 2017)
  7. Some Say Poetry (November 6, 2017)
  8. Re-enactment (June 4, 2018)

Robert Pirsig (1928–2017)

  1. Books hung out with (June 25, 2013)
  2. The Tradition of Western Philosophy (September 10, 2013)
  3. NL II: “The Relation Between Body and Mind” (January 20, 2014)
  4. NL VI: “Language,” again (March 31, 2014)
  5. NL VII: “Appetite” (May 5, 2014)
  6. Freedom (August 4, 2014)
  7. The Istanbul Seaside (December 3, 2014)
  8. Body and Mind (January 20, 2015)
  9. Liberation (February 5, 2015)
  10. Thoreau by the Aegean (August 29, 2015)
  11. What I loath about Facebook (February 16, 2016)
  12. Surgery & Recovery (June 13, 2016)
  13. One & Many (June 20, 2016)
  14. All You Need Is Love (August 2, 2016)
  15. Beykoz, Istanbul (August 16, 2016)
  16. Victor Vasarely (March 26, 2017)
  17. NL XXIII: The Family As a Society (September 15, 2017)
  18. What Philosophy Is (November 21, 2017)
  19. On Knowing Ourselves (March 3, 2018)
  20. A New Kind of Science (July 10, 2018)
  21. NL XLIII: The Second Barbarism: The ‘Albigensian Heresy’ (October 13, 2018)
  22. Computer Recovery (November 2, 2019)
  23. Doing and Suffering (March 2, 2020)
  24. Map of Art (September 1, 2020)

All Philosophy Posts

Again, since the “display-postsshortcode has a length limit of one hundred, I have to use it twice:

2012–19

  1. Aristotle on Heraclitus (June 6, 2012)
  2. Logic (notes on the finger-wagging Cratylus) (June 8, 2012)
  3. Science and anti-science (November 21, 2012)
  4. Psychology (August 28, 2013)
  5. The Tradition of Western Philosophy (September 10, 2013)
  6. A personal overview of Collingwood’s New Leviathan (January 7, 2014)
  7. NL I: “Body and Mind” (January 13, 2014)
  8. Copyright (January 15, 2014)
  9. NL II: “The Relation Between Body and Mind” (January 20, 2014)
  10. On the NL (New Leviathan) Posts (January 23, 2014)
  11. NL III: “Body As Mind” (January 25, 2014)
  12. Freedom of will (January 26, 2014)
  13. NL IV: “Feeling” (February 3, 2014)
  14. NL V: “The Ambiguity of Feeling” (February 17, 2014)
  15. NL VI: “Language” (February 27, 2014)
  16. NL VI: “Language,” again (March 31, 2014)
  17. An afterbirthday message (March 31, 2014)
  18. Cogito ne demek? (April 11, 2014)
  19. NL VII: “Appetite” (May 5, 2014)
  20. NL VIII: “Hunger and Love” (June 30, 2014)
  21. Interconnectedness (June 30, 2014)
  22. Facts (NL IX, ‘Retrospect,’ first 6 paragraphs) (August 1, 2014)
  23. Freedom (August 4, 2014)
  24. Cosmopolitanism (August 14, 2014)
  25. Uniformity (November 21, 2014)
  26. The Istanbul Seaside (December 3, 2014)
  27. Bosphorus Sky (December 19, 2014)
  28. The Peace of Liberal Education (January 13, 2015)
  29. Body and Mind (January 20, 2015)
  30. The Academic Battery Cage (January 22, 2015)
  31. Equality Is Not Identity (January 26, 2015)
  32. The Writer and the Persona (January 27, 2015)
  33. Liberation (February 5, 2015)
  34. The Facebook Algorithm (March 17, 2015)
  35. Kıvanç fêted in absentia (March 22, 2016)
  36. Academic Freedom (March 25, 2016)
  37. 35th Istanbul Film Festival, 2016 (April 20, 2016)
  38. 35th Istanbul Film Festival, 2016, part 3 (April 25, 2016)
  39. One & Many (June 20, 2016)
  40. Narnia (June 22, 2016)
  41. Thinking & Feeling (July 20, 2016)
  42. Beykoz, Istanbul (August 16, 2016)
  43. Happiness (November 3, 2016)
  44. What Now (November 12, 2016)
  45. How to Learn about People (November 13, 2016)
  46. Thales of Miletus (December 24, 2016)
  47. NL IX: “Retrospect” (February 8, 2017)
  48. NL X: “Passion” (February 9, 2017)
  49. NL XI: “Desire” (February 10, 2017)
  50. NL XII: “Happiness” (February 11, 2017)
  51. NL XIII: “Choice” (February 12, 2017)
  52. NL XIV: “Reason” (February 13, 2017)
  53. NL XV: “Utility” (February 14, 2017)
  54. NL XVI: “Right” (February 15, 2017)
  55. NL XVII: “Duty” (February 16, 2017)
  56. NL XVIII: Theoretical Reason (February 17, 2017)
  57. Freedom to Listen (February 26, 2017)
  58. Duty to Nature (February 28, 2017)
  59. Community (March 9, 2017)
  60. Nature and Death (March 10, 2017)
  61. The Hands of an Angry Deity (April 2, 2017)
  62. Thinking in the age of cyborgs (April 19, 2017)
  63. War and Talk (June 18, 2017)
  64. Hypomnesis (July 30, 2017)
  65. NL XIX: Two Senses of the Word “Society” (September 1, 2017)
  66. NL XX: Society and Community (September 5, 2017)
  67. NL XXI: Society as Joint Will (September 9, 2017)
  68. NL XXII: The Family As a Mixed Community (September 12, 2017)
  69. NL XXIII: The Family As a Society (September 15, 2017)
  70. NL XXIV: The Body Politic, Social and Non-Social (September 17, 2017)
  71. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book IX (September 23, 2017)
  72. NL XXV: The Three Laws of Politics (September 28, 2017)
  73. Fascism As Abetted by Realism (October 10, 2017)
  74. What Philosophy Is (November 21, 2017)
  75. The Tree of Life (February 12, 2018)
  76. On Knowing Ourselves (March 3, 2018)
  77. Effectiveness (May 17, 2018)
  78. What It Takes (May 26, 2018)
  79. Re-enactment (June 4, 2018)
  80. NL XXVII: Force in Politics (September 1, 2018)
  81. NL XXVIII: The Forms of Political Action (September 2, 2018)
  82. NL XXIX: External Politics (September 4, 2018)
  83. NL XXXIV: What Civilization Means Generically (September 14, 2018)
  84. NL XXXV: What Civilization Means Specifically (September 17, 2018)
  85. NL XXXVI: The Essence of Civilization (September 18, 2018)
  86. NL XXXVII: Civilization As Education (September 20, 2018)
  87. NL XXXVIII: Civilization and Wealth (September 21, 2018)
  88. NL XXXIX: Law and Order (September 23, 2018)
  89. NL XL: Peace and Plenty (September 25, 2018)
  90. NL XLI: What Barbarism Is (September 27, 2018)
  91. NL XLII: The First Barbarism: The Saracens (October 1, 2018)
  92. NL XLIII: The Second Barbarism: The ‘Albigensian Heresy’ (October 13, 2018)
  93. Antitheses (December 13, 2018)
  94. On Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem (December 15, 2018)
  95. Piety (March 14, 2019)
  96. We the Pears of the Wild Coyote Tree (April 15, 2019)
  97. On Being Given to Know (August 24, 2019)
  98. Sex and Gender (December 30, 2019)

2020

  1. Evolution of Reality (February 17, 2020)
  2. Map of Art (September 1, 2020)
  3. What Mathematics Is (September 15, 2020)
  4. More of What It Is (September 21, 2020)
  5. Pacifism (October 29, 2020)
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