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Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.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
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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Friday, December 4, 2015

IDIOT'S DELIGHT [A CARD GAME FROM MY YOUTH]

I spent a good deal of time yesterday reading parts of the 150 page on-line user's manual for my new Camcorder and fussing with the on-screen touch buttons, which seem to be useful for just about any task up to and including making breakfast.  But I could not figure out how to record anything.  Then I thought to myself, "Look, this is a mass-produced consumer product.  It is undoubtedly constructed so that any idiot can use it.  Now, I am clearly any idiot.  So I must be able to use it.  Odds are, what you do is point it at what you want to film and press the start button, yes?  So I pointed it at something and pressed the start button.  And I recorded twelve seconds of nothing in particular.  Then I hit the stop button [same button, of course], and the little time counter on the screen stopped counting.  Another fifteen minutes and I had figured out how to replay what I had recorded.  Success!  It turns out I am any idiot.  What a relief.

When my lavalier mic arrives from Amazon, I will try that out as well.  The manual says I can download an app to my IPhone and start and stop the camera remotely, which would be awesome.  We shall see.

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