War or Car? is a blog that lists things we could have done with $3 trillion instead of the war in Iraq. For example: Pay Ethiopia’s health care bills for a thousand years, give every HIV-positive person a lifetime supply of drugs, or buy Sarah Palin every U.S. newspaper ever printed.
Eek! I was able to meet one of my heroes this past weekend. Just as awesome in person as anywhere else, I can tell you. And with all those magic tricks, he must be the coolest uncle ever.
In planning my Painless Introductions series of minibooks on philosophers, I realized that if I had to write a history of philosophy and could only pick 8 philosophers to cover, I would choose the following: Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Frege, Wittgenstein, Quine, Jaynes. Who would you pick?
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