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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Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.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
LECTURE ONE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d__In2PQS60
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ALSO AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE: LECTURES ONE THROUGH TEN ON IDEOLOGICAL CRITIQUE



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Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Sunday Morning in Paris

Ten years ago, when we bought our Paris apartment, we also bought a Segway. Susie was losing mobility because of her Multiple Sclerosis and she hoped that the Segway would serve as a substitute for her legs.  We disassembled it and took it to Paris, where, each time we come, she makes a Sunday morning expedition to the Jardin des Plantes about a kilometer from our apartment.  It is truly wonderful to see her gliding along with me trotting beside her to keep up.  For the brief time of the ride to the Jardin and back, she has conquered the MS and is as mobile as a girl. Parisians of course studiously take no notice as it would not be sophisticated to turn and stare.

The Segway is cranky and irritable and requires a good deal of attention to keep it functional but it is all worth it to see Susie cruising down the quais.

2 comments:

Charles said...

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/12/is-the-united-states-a-racial-democracy/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1&

Stanley responds to some criticism:
http://jdrabinski.com/?p=212

Michael Llenos said...

Dr. Wolff,

It sounds like Susie has great balance. I think I would kill myself now if I tried to reinvestigate how to ride a two wheeled bicycle again. That stuff about never forgetting how to ride a bike is all a lie.