Paul’s Perambulations

July 30, 2011

Weight, health, life style, and why do we have friends who are like us?

Filed under: Education,General,Love — admin @ 12:55 pm

There are substantial individual differences among people in regard to weight and health. Significantly, folks tend to associate with groups that share their particular issues in this regard. We interact with those who  (more…)

July 13, 2011

Vocationalism, Academic Freedom and Tenure (NYTimes by Stanley Fish)

Filed under: Education,Politics,Work — admin @ 8:47 pm

My Comment on this article was the following:

The admiral notion of self-improvement and the perhaps more-realistic notion of occupational survival have resulted in great growth and concomitant change in so-called “higher” education. My concern with tenure is not with its principles but with its misuse.

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July 4, 2011

Moral Patriotism — is it an oxymoron?

Filed under: Love,Peace,Politics — admin @ 9:58 pm

It is natural to form a special attachment to family, friends and surroundings, whether we are Americans, Chinese, Bangladeshi, whatever. But must our individual welfare come at the expense of those (more…)

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