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’),
|Empiricist (going by ‘facts’),
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!
3 thoughts on “Let It Snow”
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.
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.
Thank you were much! I’ll check thoose links out!