A brood comb

….philosophical and other notes….

Let It Snow

Posted by Tanas Gjorgoski on December 24, 2007

In the book Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking, William James gives this rough distinction of types of philosophers:

THE TENDER-MINDED THE TOUGH-MINDED
Rationalistic (going by ‘principles’),

Intellectualistic,

Idealistic,

Optimistic,

Religious,

Free-willist,

Monistic,

Dogmatical.

Empiricist (going by ‘facts’),

Sensationalistic,

Materialistic,

Pessimistic,

Irreligious,

Fatalistic,

Pluralistic,

Sceptical.

Further in the text James says

The tough think of the tender as sentimentalists and soft-heads. The tender feel the tough to be unrefined, callous, or brutal. Their mutual reaction is very much like that that takes place when Bostonian tourists mingle with a population like that of Cripple Creek. Each type believes the other to be inferior to itself; but disdain in the one case is mingled with amusement, in the other it has a dash of fear.

I guess those who have read some parts of this blog, know what group I fall into. Most of the time, I carefully hold my ‘tender-mindedness’ under control, but it is that time of the year that probably even the most ‘tough-minded’ will give some space to “romantic spontaneity”. And for me, it is through the top!
Enjoy!
Dean Martin:


Diana Krall:


Christina Aguilera:


Frank Sinatra:

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3 Responses to “Let It Snow”

  1. Martin said

    Just a quick technical question.

    What audio player is embedded into this post? I’m searching for a way to integrate simmilar players to my blog.

  2. Hi Martin,

    WordPress.com hides the details (one just adds something like [audio the-url-of-the-mp3-song] to the post text, and some wordpress plugin ends up inserting a flash player with parameters set for that file in the resulting html).
    I did a quick search, and I think this tutorial might help for getting the same player on non-wordpress blogs.

    BTW, I use http://www.musicwebtown.com for hosting the mp3 files. It is free, and seems OK for now.

  3. Martin said

    Thank you were much! I’ll check thoose links out!

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