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I guess philosophy is coming back!

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A few days ago I commented here about the connection I found between a Big Think video by Stephen Fry and Bertrand Russell‘s “History of Western Philosophy” . This morning I read a new blog hosted by NY Times, The Stone, that we are promised will offer us regular writings by a variety of philosopher’s curated by Simon Chritchley.

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Chrichley begins the posts with the title “What is a philosopher?” in which he offers this succinct thought:

The freedom of the philosopher consists in either moving freely from topic to topic or simply spending years returning to the same topic out of perplexity, fascination and curiosity.

That thought reminds me of my attitude about a lot that I read on philosophy, history,  religion et al.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/05/16 at 15:55

Stephen Fry’s blog and videos

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Stephen Fry: The pen is mightier than the sword!
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I just heard a sampling at http://www.stephenfry.com/media/video/102/trailer–oscar-wilde-s-short-stories

I heartily recommend tuning in this URL. Fry’s voice and way of reading is mesmerizing and droll in his highly Brit manner and tone. I love him metaphorically of course!

A singular thing about Stephen Fry is that he is one of the most followed celebrity twitterers!

Stephen Fry hosting QI in Series A.
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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/04/03 at 10:05