The Weekend Plans Post: The Last Weekend of 2018



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  1. Avatar Maribou says:

    Lest anyone actually believe Jaybird’s curmudgeonly version of this story, let me point out that week to week he was far more concerned about whether our guest ate the donuts he bought for our guest, and whether our guest liked them, than about any purportedly mysteriously missing donuts.

    I seem to be combining chores and resting quite effectively this week and will continue doing so this weekend, I expect. I am looking forward to not doing much, and feeling no restlessness, even though I haven’t left the house since Christmas Day.Report

    • Avatar KenB says:

      I love the spousal fact-checking. This week, Jaybird will play the role of Joe Isuzu and Maribou will be the subtitles.

      My wife doesn’t read blogs, but there’s the occasional IRL conversation among friends where I’m narrating something that happened in our lives and she’s behind me making skeptical faces and shaking her head.Report

  2. Avatar Marchmaine says:

    Working through my Christmas books… maybe late season black powder hunt… if it ever stops raining in Virginia.

    I got the new(-ish) MacIntyre book… and I think you should take a look:
    Ethics in the Conflicts of Modernity: An Essay on Desire, Practical Reasoning, and Narrative

    And by you I mean all y’all… but especially JB who’s been particularly concerned about Aesthetics vs. Morality and how can rational animals even begin to adjudicate between the two. The thing about MacIntyre is that he’s fully versed in Hume, Nietzsche and let’s just call it the Narrative project… so he talks that philosophical language and grapples with them from his NeoAristotelian angle which at this point in time is fairly well developed. Its not your grandpa’s Aristotle. He may not convince you of anything, but he’ll give you counter-points from a different tradition that are worth grappling with. And that’s just my assessment of the first two chapters:

    1. “Desires, goods, and “good” : some philosophical issues
    2. Theory, practice, and their social contexts [in which he deconstructs Hume] *

    These are the “modern” issues he’s approaching. And, as I stated above, this is not your grandpa’s Aristotle.

    *also has the distinction of asking whether, if his theory is even remotely plausible, the impasse at which modern Moral Philosophy is stuck (regarding good and “good”) might be owing to the deficiencies of academic Philosophy as a culture of enquiry… to which he states, why yes. Yes it does. Oh dear, now we’re in for it. Like WWE for Moral Philosophy… we’re in the cage now.

    {or maybe this is as exciting as a rules change to ballroom dancing… I may have lost perspective somewhere}Report

    • Avatar Jaybird says:

      2016? That’s practically yesterday.

      I will pick it up.

      (I like Hume. I can’t imagine reading him before he changed everything, though.)Report

      • Avatar Marchmaine says:

        Heck, I’ll even buy you a copy as a Christmas present if you think it might be something up your alley. As moderators I assume you can see my email… just drop me your particulars and amazon will find you.

        I’d be interested in the contrarian atheist ex-baptist ex-libertarian banned from Redstate hot take.Report

  3. Avatar Aaron David says:

    Nothing real social, just trying to finish up some chores. Get the bicycles ready for spring (its a prayer type action) garage cleaning. Maybe go antiquing a little bit.

    Then again, it might be nice to head over to the coast.

    (During the run up to Xmas, our dog got pretty sick, so much time and money were spent in that direction. He seems to be doing much better now, so now we can relax.)Report


    I acquired a reading chair and Cultist Simulator.

    The text/font in Cultist Simulator leaves little to be desired.Report