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Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.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. To view the lectures, go to YouTube and search for "Robert Paul Wolff Kant." There they will be.

To contact me about organizing, email me at rpwolff750@gmail.com




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Friday, December 9, 2016

WHO KNEW?

It appears that I joined Twitter in 2010, egged on by my hypermodern former student, Professor Tanya Mears.  I even have 27 followers, which is more than twice the number of the Original Disciples, so some would say I should rush headlong into the twenty-first century and Tweet.   On reflection, however, I think I shan't join the twittering masses.  As I understand it, a Tweet is limited to 140 characters, more than enough to empty the mind of our fascist bully in waiting.  However, when a reader idly asked me some years ago how to study society, I responded with a brief essay of some 86,587  characters!  140 characters is for me not even a full brush stroke in a haiku.  I even find blog posts rather constraining, rather like explaining the Torah while standing on one foot, which may have been possible for Rabbi Hillel, but is not, alas, for me.

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