Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Platonic Idea of a Neil Sinhababu Post

It's Sunday in Singapore, which means it's officially his birthday. This illustration wittily displays how I imagine he spends his days. Based on the content of his blog posts, it would appear that between his ears most of his thoughs relate to, in no particular order, Nancy Pelosi; philosophy; and ways to tangentially incorporate sex into blog posts about public policy and electoral politics.

One paragraph is too small for an ideal Neil post, so I'll just add that it's nice to blog alongside Neil. Hopefully in the future I'll do a better job of increasing our content throughput when he's unavailable.


Neil Sinhababu said...

Aww, thanks Nick, this is sweet. I really should post more philosophy-relevant stuff. I guess I should make a habit of mocking Stanley Fish's NYT columns or something.

There's plenty of thoughts that would lead to less tangential incorporation of sex, but they would turn this into a different kind of blog.

Nick Beaudrot said...

I did get it right ... Plato is the idealist, not Aristotle?

Neil Sinhababu said...

Yeah! The classic illustration is Raphael's School of Athens, where Plato and Aristotle are at the center with Plato pointing up to the ideas in heaven, while Aristotle points down to the earth.