The Art of Tetman Callis

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Being a better person makes you a better person

April 18th, 2013 · No Comments

“It’s a favorite myth in our culture that hardship makes you a better person, that it is merely the grindstone on which your essence is refined and polished. But the truth is that scarcity, depression, thwarted ambition, and suffering most often leaves the person a little twisted. That is the territory where mean drunks and […]

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Toss me a lifejacket

April 18th, 2013 · No Comments

“[William] James is now a bit of an odd fellow in philosophy. More widely influential than widely known, his theory of pragmatism and his groundbreaking work in the field of psychology make him something of a hidden mover. If you do seek him out, it’s not generally in the way one reads Descartes or Kant […]

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Tags: Jessa Crispin · Lit & Crit · William James