Coming Soon:

The following books by Robert Paul Wolff are available on Amazon.com as e-books: KANT'S THEORY OF MENTAL ACTIVITY, THE AUTONOMY OF REASON, UNDERSTANDING MARX, UNDERSTANDING RAWLS, THE POVERTY OF LIBERALISM, A LIFE IN THE ACADEMY, MONEYBAGS MUST BE SO LUCKY, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF FORMAL METHODS IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.
Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.

NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE: LECTURES ON KANT'S CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON. To view the lectures, go to YouTube and search for "Robert Paul Wolff Kant." There they will be.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

RULES TO LIVE BY

Now that I am approaching four score years in age, I am , like Lewis Carroll's Father William, frequently asked what I have learned during my long life. Herewith some rules I have picked up along the way. Some I learned from others, some are [I believe] original with me. I offer them as a first approximation to the Wisdom of the Ages. Feel free to add to the list, should you be so moved.


1. When you are cooking in the kitchen, anything that falls on the floor is safe to eat if you pick it up within fifteen seconds.


2. Butter and salt are good for you in Paris.


3. If you are on a diet, the little tastes of things they give you in fancy food stores have no calories in them. On the other hand, reading the dessert menu in a restaurant is 100 calories.


4. Steve Roberts is a good reporter and is not to be held responsible for the fatuous things that his wife, Cokie Roberts, says.


5. [This one is for visiting foreigners] In the American traffic light system, green means go, red means stop, and yellow means speed up.

1 comment:

NotHobbes said...

If you're venturing into academic life in your later years(as I) then it's guaranteed that your uni library will suit your eremitic needs best in the early morning, around 7 am!

:-)