josh blog

Ordinary language is all right.

One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.

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8 Sep '13 07:38:17 PM

'… it would probably be a good idea to refrain from giving yourself a name.'

8 Sep '13 06:59:18 PM

'Don't play the piano part, I'm playing that.'

7 Sep '13 08:15:20 PM

I find I cannot read philosophers who reason, 'If thisism is correct… If thatism is correct…'.

6 Sep '13 08:25:20 PM

'… to enter the Forums' hiring threads is to risk serious emotional imbalance…'

5 Sep '13 02:55:39 AM

The outside world through a microphone through a loop through a loop through a loop through a speaker.

4 Sep '13 08:49:25 PM

Alternate Aufklärungsmotto: think for yourself, but don't go it alone.

3 Sep '13 01:47:51 PM

There is a skepticism whose target is really anyone who goes on at length. Anyone who speaks without interruption for more than five minutes is suspect.

3 Sep '13 06:03:27 AM

31 Aug '13 07:09:08 PM

'All theories that say: "This is how it must be, otherwise we could not philosophize" or "otherwise we surely could not live", etc. etc., must of course disappear.'