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About bruce wright

Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Robert Jensen’s new book discusses an aphorism of mine “The universe is an undifferentiated whole. About this we can say nothing more.”

I am a little more than thrilled that Robert Jensen of UT discusses an aphorism of mine in this new book Arguing for Our Lives, A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialog http://www.citylights.com/book/?GCOI=87286100303190\ I am doubly thrilled that it is published by … Continue reading

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Smoking fish

I just put king salmon (Scottish farmed so supposedly ecologically sound), steelhead (farmed by who knows) and rainbow trout (farmed again). I have cooked a lot of fish on the KK and smoked some from time to time. This time … Continue reading

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The Roman Conquest of Gaul and the Celtic Story, Latest version, I hope, of chapter on Celts from The Story of Politics

Chapter IV:  The Roman Conquest of Gaul and the Celtic Story ((Note: This Chapter is very preliminary.  It was written after the next two chapters and substantial research on Athe barbarians.@ I now know that a good deal of it … Continue reading

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First Try at Bread Baking

First try at the idea of what I would do when I retired. A bit late but not too bad This was “Italian Bread” from an old cookbook to which I added a bit of olive oil, thus, according to … Continue reading

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Raw Milk Yogurt

Today I am trying to make yogurt in the most simple manner I can think of. I am using, as usual, raw milk. But this time, unlike in earlier attempts inspired by Carlene Sanchez at xxxicanana’s webblog <a I added … Continue reading

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Kant (and Hegel) as Background for Marx

Kant and Hegel as Background to Marx: Part I, Kant on Speculative Reason The point here is to provide the student with a sense of the nature of the philosophical and political world within which Marx worked. To make sense … Continue reading

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My Journeys from Greek Thought to Barbarians: Celts, Picts and Germans, Oh My

Like most professors who have taught political philosophy (really “Western European Political Philosophy”) I set out to write a more or less typical book organized around the standard idea of a sort of intellectual history.  I don’t really know when … Continue reading

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