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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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14 Aug '13 05:00:44 AM

Brandy Clark captures desperation: 'if one won't work, then another one will'.

14 Aug '13 04:37:05 AM

Fuckin' Record Reviews

13 Aug '13 04:13:55 AM

'[T]o break the domination of the word over the human spirit'—not the most trustworthy-sounding words for declaring the aim of one's treatment of language.

12 Aug '13 05:52:54 AM

Another, 'Wittgenstein, Disappearer'.

12 Aug '13 04:40:45 AM

An essay on the Tractatus, title: 'From Self-Evidence to Obviousness'.

11 Aug '13 06:34:23 PM

The Intellectual Construction of "Social Distance": Toward a Recovery of Georg Simmel’s Social Geometry

11 Aug '13 06:16:07 PM

'… escaping a burning house…'

10 Aug '13 06:25:55 AM

'In the same way people have wanted to express, 'There are no things', by writing '~(∃x).x = x'. But even if this were a proposition, would it not be equally true if in fact 'there were things' but they were not identical with themselves?'

(A 'grammatical joke'. And a hilarious one!)

9 Aug '13 12:30:15 AM

'I conquer a small piece of color, I enter a little farther into color, that's where joy can be located'.