Sunday, February 15, 2009

Inspired by an email

There definitely needs to be a news show (or at least a segment) called "Philosophy Watch":

"Thanks, Sam. There's a epistemological crisis going on in Washington right now, with Republicans claiming a priori knowledge that tax cuts will fix the economy, and Democrats claiming that, because it is a man made system, all economic knowledge beyond basic mathematics is necessarily a posteriori. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) had this to say: 'A posteriori? That reminds me of this little place in New Orleans...'"

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