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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Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.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
LECTURE TWO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al7O2puvdDA

ALSO AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE: LECTURES ONE THROUGH TEN ON IDEOLOGICAL CRITIQUE



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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

RODNEY DANGERFIELD'S REVENGE

I have from time to time written here about the joys and sorrows of the amateur violist.  Generally speaking, to take a phrase from the late great Rodney Dangerfield,  we violists don't get no respect.  [Typical viola joke, of which there are hundreds:  "What is the difference between a viola and a lawnmower?  Answer -- You can tune a lawnmower."]

Well, that is all about to change, big time.  The NEW YORK TIMES announces today that a viola made by Stradivarius, one of only ten remaining, will be auctioned off with the starting price forty-five million dollars.  That is three times the astronomical price fetched by a Stradivarius violin, previously a record for a string instrument.

Ha!  You can keep your lawnmower, wise guy.

Now, back to reading Thomas Piketty about inequality.

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