Thank you Sorin. The Heidegger was I think intended as a painless introduction to Being and Time though the Matrix is usually cited in connection with Nozick’s brain-in-a-vat sceptical challenge. I think it’s fair to say that he came under a good deal of critical questioning during the session. Various things remained unclear to me, e.g. why the fact that Dasein is identified with its potentialities necessarily generates guilt. But I suppose it is an achievement of sorts to get through a Heidegger presentation without mentioning the Nazis. Not many other blogworthy things to report. Even now the Finnish plods are hot on the trail of my burglar(s) and will no doubt nail a suspect before long. At the police station I was invited to nominate a suitable punishment when the culprits are caught. I said I would rest content with the severing of a hand, or some other extremity of equivalent value.