I Tweet, Therefore I Am

Naturally, inevitably, a new book has reduced much of Western Philosophy to a series of Tweets, which for the recently arrived Martian are  short text messages  that cannot exceed 140 characters.

Some are pretty funny:

Socrates:  Drinking hemlock; toes tingling; legs getting numb. Maybe unexamined life worth living? Guard!

Some are pretty dumb:

Descartes: Check out the new Facebook fan page 4 my fav starchy tuber! I link there4 a yam.

And some, I have to admit, are surprisingly right-on:

Locke: Our minds @ birth are like blank slates, except 4 all the ideas, dispositions, and powers we are innately born with.

More shrink-wrapped Great Ideas here.

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