The Necessary Philosopher

Month: May, 2013

Film Backlog: Clare

The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge

This is a fantastic article that articulates something that I’ve felt for a long time, which is the idea that there is no useless knowledge. If you choose to educate yourself with a goal in mind, that’s great. But it is perfectly fine to pursue knowledge simply to satisfy your own curiosity. …most of the […]

Doubt and Uncertainty

I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve only now discovered the wisdom and eloquence of Richard Feynman. . . . Are you looking for the ultimate laws of physics? No, I’m not. I’m just looking to find out more about the world, and if it turns out there is a simple ultimate law that explains everything, […]