About Grre

About writing and researching about philosophy of various subjects including fish (minds), education (literacy), autism, drugs, existentialism/absurdism, systems theory, and rad politics,
Location Canada
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Favourite philosophers Albert Camus, Sartre, Ernest Becker, Antonio Gramsci, De Beauvoir, Thoreau, Emma Goldman, Christopher Hitchens, Orson Scott Card, George Orwell, Thomas Nagel, Andrea Dworkin, Naomi Wolf,
Favourite quotations "Philosophy is for those who have moved beyond any simple certainty"-George Grant

"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live"-Thoreau

"[Philosophy] is the only work which gives me any real satisfaction"-Wittgenstein

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. So medicine, law, business, engineering… these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love… these are what we stay alive for.”-Walt Whitman