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Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.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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Monday, November 14, 2011

UNITS OF MEASUREMENT

We have a little cat named Christmas Eve [so named because we got her seventeen years ago on Christmas Eve -- but that is another story.] She weighs a bit more than ten pounds, and is the focus of attention in our little household [the reason we only go to Paris for three weeks at a time is because we cannot bear to be away from her longer than that.] I have now lost roughly eighteen pounds on my diet, with two and a half weeks to go. As I was walking this morning, I reflected that it is as though I had been carrying two Christmas Eves around all the time, strapped to my middection. Put that way, eighteen pounds is really quite a lot. [Since this is principally a political and philosophical blog, I suppose I ought to segue into a discussion of Friedman units, but I shall resist the temptation.]

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