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Do minute quantities of alcohol consumption enhance or degrade philosophical enlightenment? Response from: Stephen Maitzen I don't know how alcohol affects philosophical enlightenment, but it
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Do minute quantities of alcohol consumption enhance or degrade philosophical enlightenment? Response from: Stephen Maitzen I don't know how alcohol affects philosophical enlightenment, but it wouldn't surprise me if alcohol (especially in more than minute quantities) enhanced many people's desire to wax philosophical. Really, you've asked an empirical question; without a systematic experiment, all anyone could offer in reply would be anecdotes. Depending on what's meant by 'minute quantities', the answer to your question might well be neither.Philosophy is a difficult cognitive activity, and it's hard for me to think at the moment (and I'm sober) of any difficult cognitive activities that alcohol helps me do better. You might find something relevant in these two lighthearted collections: Wine and Philosophy and Beer and Philosophy.

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