Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Politico on the existence of Trump's wall.
The Wall exists, and yet it doesn’t. Philosophers and college burnouts have wrestled with precisely these sorts of existential dualities for generations. Descartes, of course, is famous for writing, “I think, therefore I am.” David Hume, in his Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, wrote “Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.” Martin Heidegger, the disgraced Nazi philosopher, wrote “Language is the house of being,” arguing that through our words and thoughts we manifest our inner consciousness—Trump’s efforts as such comprising a good chunk of the global news cycle.
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