Graham Priest relates the last 150 years in mathematical logic to centuries old Buddhist philosophy. On the one hand, you have Aristotle created a system of logic on the axiom that things are only true or false. And on the other hand (literally the other side of the world around the same time), you have the historical Buddha describing catuskoti: things can be true, false, both true and false, or neither true nor false. 2,000 years later, western logic finally caught up.

Randy Shaw takes umbrage at Matt Haber's attempt to define Oakland by a street and equate it to s borough five times its size. To be fair, Haber doesn't say "Temescal = Oakland", but he does do the all too familiar "Oakland = Brooklyn". As if all things are empty until they can be compared to New York. It's almost Buddhist.

Zach Lowe writes a balanced piece on the Warriors firing Mark Jackson. I still think it was a crappy decision, though I didn't know the atmosphere was as toxic as this article suggests.

Damon Linker calls Neil deGrasse Tyson a "philistine" for dismissing philosophy. I think Tyson dismissed the kind of naval gazing philosophers are known for. I used to be really dismissive of philosophy, but not anymore. In fact, I think life without reflection is a bad thing. I also think it's okay if your beliefs are not 100% coherent. Mine aren't. I don't believe in the death penalty but I am not necessarily against drone strikes. I am averse to gentrification but I am fine buying a house from a real estate company notorious for doing so. Shouldn't I reflect on my hypocrisies, Neil?


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