End of Days in May? Believers Enter Final Stretch (msnbc; h/t Josh) – from the article: But few churches are willing to set a date for the end of the world, heeding Jesus’ words in the gospels of Mark and Matthew that no one can know the day or hour it will happen. Predictions like Camping’s, though, aren’t new. One of the most famous in history was by the Baptist leader William Miller, who predicted the end for Oct. 22, 1844, which came to be known as the Great Disappointment among his followers, some of who subsequently founded the Seventh Day Adventist church.
Susan Haack, “Vulgar Rortyism” – old but very much worth your time. Concerns pragmatism as a philosophical school; reads easily but doesn’t lack substance.