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The consolations of philosophy

The subject of knowledge, the most important asset of an in-house lawyer, ultimately reduces to philosophical ruminations. Ruminations on my part have sometimes resulted in posts on this blog. A few draw on ideas from individual philosophers (See my post of Aug. 27, 2008: John Rawls’ original position; March 19, 2006: Willard Quine and the fact/value dichotomy; and Oct. 10, 2008: Michel Foucault on power.).

For other posts, broad philosophical ideas shape them (See my post of Sept. 22, 2005: our inability to comprehend complexity; Sept. 22, 2008: post-modernism and its tenets; Feb. 22, 2009: linguistic philosophy of “action verbs”; Sept. 29, 2006: four concepts from philosophy as they apply to law department management; April 2, 2009 #4: special pleading; and Feb. 21, 2007: under-determination theory.).

I have also written about a philosophical field, ethics (See my post of May 23, 2008: values with 12 references.).

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