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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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27 Oct '12 07:41:16 AM

Thoreau fits in the space Bernard Williams makes when he distinguishes ethical thought from what he calls the morality system.

26 Oct '12 07:00:52 AM

In Celan, sunlessness.

26 Oct '12 06:15:16 AM

'I must deliberate from what I am. Truthfulness requires trust in that as well, and not the obsessional and doomed drive to eliminate it.'

25 Oct '12 08:15:16 PM

The deeply obscure locution, at best clear only to initiates into certain mysteries: 'pick out'.

25 Oct '12 07:37:21 AM

No one story does it.

25 Oct '12 07:09:36 AM

The imagination ought only ever to free; never compel.

25 Oct '12 06:57:01 AM

The work done by italicizing 'ought'.

25 Oct '12 06:11:19 AM

'No, you don’t understand. That’s the girl, that’s the girl, that’s the girl.'

21 Oct '12 10:13:27 PM

Why is consequentialist reasoning so gross?