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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4 Sep '13 06:49:25 PM

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

3 Sep '13 11:47:51 AM

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 04:03:27 AM

31 Aug '13 05:09:08 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.'

31 Aug '13 06:07:40 AM

'They were a beautiful new form...'

31 Aug '13 01:45:33 AM

(What is right in the student's mistake, calling Descartes' writing a 'novel'?)

30 Aug '13 06:41:57 PM

Still hovering in the 90s, now even improbably later at night. A woman in a sundress crosses the street at the light downtown where I'm stopped. Besides the sundress she has a sweater—and bare feet! I don't know which is more surprising. But probably the feet; she doesn't hop and dance over the blacktop like her soles are being burned.

29 Aug '13 04:41:22 PM

'Having eluded the media and the narcs but not his own paranoia...'

28 Aug '13 06:18:09 PM

'You talk, talk.'