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John Pollock

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Writer and Contributing Editor — MIT Technology Review

Scrivener e.g. | Snapper up of unconsidered trifles | Captain of a Gentleman's Twin Screw Motor Yacht.

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@JohnPollock — 3,500 followers, 17,606 tweets

Nov 17, 2017

@jason_pontin Indeed. "Because of his style which was obscure, Kant was properly understood by exceedingly few. And it is as if all the philosophical writers, who since Kant had had some success, had devoted themselves to writing still more unintelligibly than Kant. This was bound to succeed!"

Nov 17, 2017

@jason_pontin "As a lifelong student of Kant, I know that philosophy is not always well-written. But when Kant or Aristotle or Wittgenstein are most obscure, it’s because they are honestly grappling with the most complex & difficult problems the human mind can encounter

Nov 17, 2017

"...most of the strongest passions are destructive - hate and resentment and jealousy, remorse and despair, outraged pride and the fury of the unjustly oppressed, martial ardour and contempt for slaves and cowards." Russell, A History of Western Philosophy

Nov 17, 2017

"Rock and roll was deep and strange, which is why @RollingStone was deep and strange. Social media are vast and shallow..." @richcohen2003

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