Category: General

Voting Fable

Posted by luno in political philosophy, General (Sunday October 28, 2012 at 5:37 pm)
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Vote or Pray: How to bring back sincerityand God, too, into the voting process
The idea is to bring meaning back into the electoral process, to make it ok for people to do and express how they feel in national elections in a way that respects their deepest convictions. The first step in respecting one’s convictions […]


Posted by luno in philosophical method, war, Wittgenstein, Hume, General (Thursday September 2, 2010 at 10:06 am)
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In this lecture, Luno patrols the border between induction and existentialism, finding a critique of analytic philosophy.
I trained formally as an analytic philosopher. Most of the philosophical literature I directly address in my writing is analytic. But my sympathies are nearly always with the existentialist and literary traditions in philosophy. My first entry into philosophy […]

Notebooks of Bianco Luno

Posted by vmunoz in General (Tuesday March 31, 2009 at 12:01 pm)
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Notebook XIII: smithereens

Notebook XII: the world is my Vienna

Notebook XI: iridescent blossoms

Notebook X: what you don’t want to hear

Notebook IX: a variety of cockroach

Notebook VIII: rosary esophagus

Notebook VII: gall in the service of

Notebook XIII

Posted by vmunoz in News, General (Thursday February 26, 2009 at 8:01 pm)
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Luno’s thirteenth notebook, smithereens, has been published at


Posted by luno in Stein, General (Tuesday July 22, 2008 at 1:03 pm)
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Notes on Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
She was interested in types, she knew that there were femme décorative, femme d’intérieur, and femme intrigante…
the wives of geniuses
The world was a theatre for you…
Picasso says of Alice: she looks like Lincoln.
Picasso’s making a thing, bound to be ugly. Those who follow […]

rollin’, rollin’, rollin’

Posted by luno in Hobbes, General (Friday December 15, 2006 at 4:47 pm)
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For I doubt not, but if it had been a thing contrary to any man’s right of dominion, or to the interest of men that have dominion, that the three angles of a triangle should be equal to two angles of a square, that doctrine should have been, if not disputed, yet by the burning […]

Hobbes, constituted authority, and permission to exit (or enter)

Posted by luno in political philosophy, suicide, Hobbes, General (Friday December 15, 2006 at 4:20 pm)
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…no man that hath sovereign power can justly be put to death, or otherwise in any manner by his subjects punished. For seeing every subject is author of the actions of his sovereign, he punisheth another for the actions committed by himself.
[Leviathan, Chapter XVIII, “Of the Rights of Sovereigns by Institution”]
But may he not commit […]

“The Double Origin”

Posted by luno in parity, motherhood, sex differences, Moral Theory, General (Thursday August 3, 2006 at 12:46 pm)
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Notes on:
Sylviane Agacinski, Parity of the Sexes.
Does everyone have an unconditional right to have a child? Agacinski asks.
And can a child be allowed to legally issue from two people of the same sex? I say issue and not raise because legally, education means nothing precise and doesn’t involve the identity of the child.
Can we […]

Note 37: Abortion, infanticide, and inner children

Posted by luno in motherhood, female criminality, abortion, Weininger, General (Monday October 3, 2005 at 4:28 pm)
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Weininger writes:
Nonetheless, every man evaluates somehow or other each of his traits, even each of his morally indifferent character traits…. The omen of this evaluation, I now believe, determines, even essentially decides, the tone of a person’s inner life. To be sure, it is only the man, not the woman, who has an inner […]

Supreme luxury

Posted by luno in General (Monday September 19, 2005 at 1:17 pm)
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On the difference between philosophy and psychology.

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