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I am not a philosopher. I do not believe in systems, metaphysical or otherwise, that explain how the world works. If I believe anything, it's that we're far too unintelligent as of yet to be claiming to know how the world works. We're still working on building bridges that don't fall into the Mississippi.

In common parlance, "philosophy" denotes a way of living, an understanding of virtue. My "philosophy" is built on a single concept: decency. I believe, crazy optimist that I am, that everyone who has survived adolescence knows what decency is. I've written two pages about it; if you're interested, you'll find a link to the older page in the newer.

Big Ideas>Civil Pleasures>The Politics of Decency.


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