New book day

Descartes collected works (or as much of them as has been translated to English), Rodis-Lewis, and Robertson in anticipation of my PhD project. Montesquieu for fun.

The Ultimate Dinner Party – Kant’s Rules for a Good Time

I attended the (wonderful) Australasian Association of Philosophy conference at Monash last week. Just about every time I get together with philosophers, as soon as someone hears that I wrote my thesis on Kant they bring up the pretty neat fact that Kant had some rules by which one should organise their dinner parties.

I thought I’d share.

A very good write up is to be found at Siris, so I’ll let you hit that up.

If you’d like to see the deeper philosophical import of these parties, this article by Alix Cohen looks promising.