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Biology and Humanity

I might should have said there is no necessaryrather than “there is no good”—reason to predicate a definition of humanity on biology, but for all intents and purposes it’s the same thing, and now I’ve been asked to justify it.

The Eternal Tickles

Demons too often appear unannounced to create havoc.


I’ve always thought St. Paul’s claim in Romans 5.7 enigmatic, but now it makes a little more sense: he turns the act “to die for,” which to Rome was an act that was meaningful only insofar as it was political, away from the political and toward the private—that is, goodness.

Hannah Arendt makes a keen distinction between wealth and property.

I'm picking up Arendt again

I’m regretting more and more that I allowed The Human Condition to slide.