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It is one thing to say we must be careful of claims about the future. It’s quite another to say that nothing can ever be known with certitude, for this last statement is a truth claim also, but one which conveniently exempts itself. Skepticism always has this problem when it crosses the line from a suggestion of caution to a theory of knowledge. There is also the personal inconsistency that runs throughout this work the way singing runs through an opera. Continue reading
I have long had an ambivalence towards Twain. I wouldn’t cross the street to avoid him, but I wouldn’t leave him with unattended access to the dining room silver either. Having developed a reputation as a critic and cynic, Clemens began to believe his own press. He does not hesitate to put forward a very emaciated view of his fellow man, but which somehow never applies to the people he loves, or to any other real people for that matter. Continue reading