Friday, March 12, 2010

Would it bother you to know that, after you died, future philosophy students would be told made-up and salacious biographical details about your life (like Kant's swaddling man-servant story)? What if the story was that you were a frotteur?

I had to look up frotteur --- and it would bother me if I knew right now that future phil. students would think that about me. But as long as I don't know about it in advance, there will be no me to be bothered.

Now, would Kant have been bothered by the man-servant story? No, he would have been proud.

That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

Ask me anything

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