Hold on a sec Steve-o. Are you a Frenchmen? This is always what happens. I convince myself an entire race of people are irredeemable assholes and then one isn’t. Well fuck a nut. Do you know of Maurice Merleau-Ponty? France’s greatest contribution to modern western philosophy. His work is so timely right now. What he thought, and proved to my satisfaction, about the importance of the body to intelligence is needed so badly in the current conversations about AI. Yes he was a dick and abused the fuck out of his power (typical Frenchmen) but his genius is sorely under appreciated. Much of what I am thinking and writing about philosophically these days is informed by his work. Particularly his classic Phenomenology of Perception. A fucking tour de force if there ever was one in phenomenology.

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