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Ive got a whole grip of shit to share [Apr. 27th, 2012|07:54 pm]
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only I'm too lazy to write it all out, so fuck you. oh and go die of aids.

[User Picture]From: do_the_violent
2012-05-13 05:47 pm (UTC)

Re: I've Got Almost Nothing ...

Hey, Abe!

I'm very sorry to her about your wife, and I can only imagine how stressful the situation has been for you and your family. I'm glad to hear that her prognosis looks good though! I hope your wife has a speedy recovery so you guys can put this behind you. Needless to say that your wife has a good head on her shoulders, since she made the prudent decision to be screened for colon cancer early on. A couple of years ago we had a family friend who decided to ignore the possibility of developing colon cancer, and when it was detected, it was too late for him.

Ha! Your friend sounds like a pretty hardcore anti-materialist, but I sort of expected that anyway. My friends who have an interest in the philosophy of religion tend to be on the opposite side of the philosophical spectrum regarding philosophy's methodology and what it can accomplish. I find armchair metaphysics and a priori knowledge to be a dubious method for uncovering the nature and structure of reality, or for answering old philosophical conundrums and puzzles. I don't dislike the philosophy of religion, or the majority of analytic metaphysics (I actually do metaphysics).

Department politics can be pretty nasty. I've witnessed it, and I have been dragged into it in varying degrees (which I wasn't fond of). Early in the fall, I was at the department collecting course materials for my students, and some of the new graduate students came in as one of the other professor's was publicly venting about some old, unsettled score. After the professor left the office, I looked at the new graduate students, and from their facial expressions, they seemed to be clearly confused and uncomfortable with what they just observed. So, I smiled at them and I said, "It's best to avoid department politics. When you see it, just keep your head down and keep moving."

Whelp, I'm going to get my philosophy on before I head over to a show in Harvard Square. Again, I'm sorry about what you and your family have gone through. I'm currently not on FB, nor have i ever been; however, I have thought about creating an account with a fake name. I'll be sure to "friend" you if I do!
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