21
Sep
10

Ugliness: I win again

Here I wrote a post hypothesizing that ugly people are more inclined to philosophy than attractive people because ugly people experience in a special way, alienation from the “normal” or “main” world that everyone else inhabits.

Still, this hypothesis would raise interesting other questions, like, why don’t we see more blacks and women in philosophy, since they too presumably have experience being on the outside looking in. Perhaps philosophy is in many ways exclusionary…

Anyway, I’ve been glancing at a series of NYT pieces called “The Stone” in which a philosopher writes a less technical piece. Some of the posts are really cool, but I saw this one, which basically takes the same position I did in the above post about ugliness. Cool that someone else thinks this way too.

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