I took a job interview for the first time in quite a while this week. I don’t feel confident it would lead to an offer, but it’s good to keep connected to the world. The position is a really good match (if I do say so myself) so it has been a bit energizing. Ironically, perhaps, that energy has contributed to some new focus in the day job.
Saturday ended at a club, outdoors, with a crowded dancefloor, unmasked. I’m fully vaxxed, Shannon’s close enough, and we’re not traveling for the next two weeks. The city’s vaccination rate is high and the local population is young and healthy. It’s time to accept some risks.
I’ve recently discovered David Rutledge’s The Philosopher’s Zone and am bingeing on it.
Today I listened to an episode with Aileen Moreton-Robinson who (rightly) criticizes rationalist Enlightenment philosophy for being reductionist and understanding the world through segmentation, as opposed to her indigenous Australian tradition which focuses on the relationships between things and systems.
Shortly after this I listened to Steven Nadler describe Spinoza, my favorite Enlightenment precursor, as treating the relationships between things and their contexts within systems as fundamental to his ethics.
¯_(ツ)_/¯ philosophy contains multitudes.