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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25 Nov '12 02:51:16 AM

Sam and Diane can't help laughing at each other's jokes.

25 Nov '12 12:46:02 AM

Never begin with 'My work…'.

23 Nov '12 11:42:10 PM

'A writer takes earnest measures to secure his solitude and then finds endless ways to squander it.'

21 Nov '12 07:02:59 PM

Philosophers mustn't mistake pieties for truths.

20 Nov '12 06:06:08 AM


19 Nov '12 03:57:10 AM

Philosophers talk all the time about 'problems'. But I can't remember the last time I heard some philosophers talking like they were trying to solve a problem.

18 Nov '12 08:29:16 PM

—Grab the ball, launch it way over the fence.

18 Nov '12 08:22:31 PM

Something about Rilke can make you want to bully him; at least push him around a little, to toughen him up.

17 Nov '12 11:32:23 PM

Is it important that any talk of 'fantasy' is mostly confined to Part Four of The Claim of Reason? The exception is near the end—and only the end—of the diagnosis of skepticism about the external world.