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Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.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

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

MILESTONES, OR AT LEAST PEBBLES

Today is my eighty-fourth birthday.  Yesterday I had an MRI on my spine and brain.  If the test confirms that I have a spine and a brain, then I shall continue to fight for justice and equality for a good many more years.  I have decided, provisionally, to slow down when I hit one hundred, but that could change if the times call for it.

Let me take this opportunity to thank all of you who have followed this blog for the past nine years, either commenting or lurking [as I believe the current cant has it].  You have all kept me young in spirit, if not in years.

Organize!

9 comments:

s. wallerstein said...

Happy birthday. Feliz cumpleaños.

May this year of your life be a great one for you and a bad one for Donald J. Trump!

Charles Rossi said...

RPW:


Happy birthday and best wishes for a pleasant, productive, peaceful, creative, and healthy year ahead with many political victories and the disquiet of your adversaries.

From a sometimes commenter, a constant lurker, and a perpetual appreciator.

Lurkers of the world, unite!

Charles Parsons said...

Happy Birthday!

I can join the wishes expressed by the two preceding commentators.

Charles

LFC said...

Ditto.

Jackson Cyril said...

Happy Birthday! --Jackson

Jim said...

Professor Wolff --

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for what you do. When I first discovered that you had a blog (back when you were a still a strapping 76 years old) it has continued to provide me with ongoing daily inspiration. Since my days as a UMass undergrad, I continue to look to you (as well as Noam Chomsky and others) as not simply academic mentors but life mentors (since I take this stuff seriously). My hope: Don't ease up at 100. We need all the inspiration and motivation we can get -- especially as we all age along with you everyday. I think that it is a safe bet that most readers of this blog would agree with me. Our best choice is to keep moving forward. Keep fighting for justice, keep learning, keep up the struggle. Although the struggle will continue after we are gone, we can still contribute something now. That is one of the many lessons I have learned from you. There are still people out there who need to learn. More people to teach. Your voice matters. Thank you.

-- Jim

Jerry Fresia said...

I live in a small village in northern Italy and Marx's characterization of village life, I'm sad to report, is not too far off. Consequently, your blog is a life line. That it is funny, varied, and that you are approachable apart from being a teacher makes your presence, in my computer at any rate, not unlike a wonderful gift. Happy birthday. J

TheDudeDiogenes said...

Many happy returns of the day, Professor. Thank you for this blog; while I may not comment as frequently as some of your readers, I deeply appreciate your writing, and always eagerly anticipate your next post!

tom llewellyn said...

Thank you for your many contributions to social justice. And your philosophical ruminations are an intellectual treat. We will know the truth, and the truth will make us free. Maybe. Old Hungarian proverb: He who tells the truth best have one foot in the stirrup.