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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.
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Sunday, March 3, 2013

WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?

I have some ideas about how to carry the argument beyond where it stopped at the end of Part Twenty, but several comments have alerted me to the fact that some folks do not read what I write the instant I post it [How can that be?!  :) ], so I am going to wait a few days before launching an extension of that essay.

Meanwhile, there is always Terminator III, which I stumbled upon while channel surfing.  I think we do not give Arnold enough credit as one of the great stone faced comedians of our time.  I mean, if we can honor Buster Keaton, why not The Arnold?

6 comments:

Wylodmayer said...

Arnold is pretty funny, but I usually watch Terminator III with an eye towards its implications for the ontology of art. I am, however, a weirdo (read: aesthetician).

Nick said...

Does this mean a discussion of Commando is next?

John S. Wilkins said...

The big advantage of Buster over Ahnold is that Buster never spoke.

I read your posts as they are published. Mind, I don't always understand them...

Robert Paul Wolff said...

I agree that Arnold would have been even greater if he had never spoken, although the line I love from terminator III is "We are going to need a new car."

AJV said...

Dear Professor Wolff,

Would you be willing to post a blog entry on the relative merits of teaching philosophy to children and adolescents? In the US philosophy is not one of the five "core" discplines (language arts, social studies, science, mathematics, foreign language). But elsewhere in the world it is more commonly found in pre-collegiate instruction.

I'd be curious to hear your point of view.

Sincerely,
Adam Valenstein

Will said...

Arnold was *hilarious* in his role as governor of my state. He's also quite funny with his lines dubbed, in his first feature film, which I believe is called Hercules in New York. My favorite line of his comes from Pumping Iron, though (from memory, possibly paraphrased): "Milk is for children. I drink beer."