Tamar Gendler, Department of Philosophy Chair at Yale University, Cognitive ScientistWho gets what and who says so? These two questions underlie and inform every social arrangement from the resolution of schoolyard squabbles to the meta-structure of human societies. They are also the basis of political philosophy. Professor Tamar Gendler uses the work of three titans of the discipline, Thomas Hobbes, John Rawls, and Robert Nozick, as a lens to guide us through the taut debate about the role of…See More
"I am going to have to go with
Bring him Home, from Les Miserables.
I find it hard to get more manly than Jean ValJean, and what he does for his adopted daughter, as well as the way that he turns his life around."
"The other is:
Kubla KhanBy Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In Xanadu did Kublai KhanA stately Pleasure-Dome decree,Where Alph, the sacred river ranThrough caverns measureless to manDown to a sunless sea.
So twice five miles of fertile groundWith walls and…"
"I have two, but I am going to start with
THE LAW OF THE YUKONbyRobert William ServiceThis is the law of the Yukon, and ever she makes it plain:"Send not your foolish and feeble; send me your strong and your sane --Strong for the red rage of…"
"Yes it is. And if anybody were doing that, we'd have a right to be concerned. But discussing the roots, realities, and results of feminism is not racism (by any stretch imaginable), nor is it sexism."