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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Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.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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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

AN ABJECT APOLOGY

To all my relatives, former students, former colleagues, and others kind enough to express friendship for me, I apologize most humbly, but I do not do FaceBook.  To be sure, I am on FaceBook.  I was strong-armed into joining it by a wonderful former student who still cannot get over the fact that I do not text.  Periodically, when FaceBook emails me to tell me that I have seventeen friend requests, five pokes, and I do not know what else, I navigate to the site and page down, accepting the friendship requests from people I know who would, I fear, be offended if I did not.

But I do not do FaceBook.  I do not post breathless reports of my trip to the supermarket, nor do I share with the world my latest haircut.  As readers of this blog are aware, I find it hard to so much as clear my throat in fewer than five hundred words.  Call it, if you will, the failing of a culturally conservative anarchist, or simply the crustiness of a codger who tomorrow turns seventy-nine.   If you email me, I will respond immediately.  But I do not do FaceBook.

6 comments:

imcdpe said...

And I gladly take the opportunity to wish a happy birthday, professor.

Daniel MacDonald said...

Happy birthday!

Robert Paul Wolff said...

Thank you, thank you. Sigh, Seventy-nine. At least it is a prime number.

NotHobbes said...

Happy Birthday Professor :-)
Something nice planned for the day?

Chris said...

If it makes you feel better, I'm 26, and deleted my facebook after utilizing it for a month. Once I found out people really were using to discuss trips to the grocery store, I had to delete my account.

P. J. Grath said...

Belated birthday wishes--hope it was wonderful! Here is my take on blogging vs. Facebook:
http://booksinnorthport.blogspot.com/2012/11/why-i-still-prefer-blogging-to-facebook.html