Posts Tagged dreams

Descartes’ Song

In reviewing my ‘about’ page (narcissistic, I know) I noticed that I said that I would write on music and caffein, besides just philosophy and politics. I wrote an entry on one of my favorite rock groups, Queens of the Stone Age, but I haven’t done anything else on music. With that in mind, I […]

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Inception (and the experience machine, utilitarianism, and existentialism)

SelfAwarePattern’s post from the other day on the problem of solipsism got me thinking about (my favorite solipsistic movie – no apologies to fans of the Matrix) Inception, and its tension with a thought experiment meant to undermine hedonistic utilitarianism posited by Robert Nozick. The Experience Machine Nozick asks us to consider whether we would […]

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