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Gonerilic

Upon seeing her, the only thing I could think to say was that she was dressed as if she were named Goneril.

Kantian Morality

Whoever searches for an act moral in a Kantian sense will search as long and as futilely as the alchemists once searched for the philosopher’s stone.

A Rose by Any Other Name

Mark Jason Dominus once said that he originally thought that the author Adolfo Bioy Casares, whose initials were ABC, must have been made up by Jorge Luis Borges. Today I discovered a peculiarity of names that entertains me far more: an 1973 article by an economist named Meade, which discusses the positive externalities associated with […]