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Saying “Objectivity,” when you really mean “Intersubjectivity”

Dreams of Reason Then There’s a famous phrase in a painting by Goya–“El sueño de la razón produce monstruos“– which might mean “the sleep of reason produces monsters,” or “the dream of reason produce monsters[!]” The charm of the line lies in its polysemy, since the Spanish word sueño means both sleep and dream. These […]

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Will We All Be Vegetarian, Some Day?

Many of us eat meat, but feel uneasy, or even ashamed, doing so. The most proper reason for this unease is not because of the killing itself. Whether or not we agree with The Smiths that meat is murder, the moment of slaughter isn’t what should concern us most. Rather, the pressing problem is that […]