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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24 May '16 09:05:45 PM

Wittgenstein's handles

20 May '16 06:40:50 PM

Belief by proxy.

12 May '16 02:26:30 AM

I like when products say things like 'SAME AMOUNT OF CHEESE' on their packaging, it's reassuring.

9 May '16 10:26:36 PM

From referees to peer review

7 May '16 02:02:50 AM


6 May '16 05:01:32 AM

My rabbit priors have changed.

3 May '16 03:22:05 PM

'It was a thing you could do where nothing mattered.'

2 May '16 06:39:00 AM

(In Either/Or, A is suspicious of metaphors but he uses one 'to call the reader's attention' to something because, he says, it's 'the only means I have for putting myself in touch with him', p. 130.)

30 Apr '16 05:31:00 AM

The right to be believed in what one says, i.e., authority.