Sunday, May 01, 2005


This weekend I've been grading exams (this is for rent-money -- I'm not teaching the class). For all y'all academic types, next time you're stuck grading, think of me, spending the entire weekend wading through mind-numbingly dull undergraduate musings on suicide, and take consolation in knowing you could have it worse.

But it's not all bad. Sometimes it's funny. I just finished reading an answer which said that Kant's position on suicide was suspiciously convenient in how closely it fit his doctrine of the categorical imperative. The answer left it a bit unclear what Kant should have done differently. I suppose he could have done something like Hume's missing shade of blue....

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