RT @czrobertson@twitter.com

Last year, my father published "B C, Before Computers", a book on the history of information technology prior to computers. I'm starting a thread of excerpts.

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Can anyone help me with Nietzsche? I'm looking at Gay Science 373 (incredible passage).

Nauckhoff goes for "four-cornered little human reason." I'm trying to figure out if this is a reference to the "tetralemma" or Catuṣkoṭi en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catu%E1%

Julia Cameron on the importance of having access to a monastery. In The Artist's Way, cc @the_artists_way@twitter.com

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Can creativity be quantified? If not, how can we expect it to be priced? Might markets harm creativity? Could art require carte blanche?

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Einstein's first realisation that all is not as it seems, from a compass.

Relates to R. J. Hollingdale's argument that all of Western philosophy comes down to Thales of Miletus' claim, circa 600 BC, that "everything is really water": the appearance/reality dichotomy

Distance in space and time, in painting and poetry, and the long view. Thinking of Gray's elegy (1750)... The faceless nostalgia, slightly earlier than the Romantic period. This is a shift from the intense presence of the dead in the medieval period, and kind of intermediate

RT @chwoodiwiss@twitter.com

Spent time in August getting intimate with Southern France. Words are my primary craft, but sketching helps me synthesize, too. Here, some places I moved through by boat, train, car, and foot.

Colors: rosemary, figs, melon, tomatoes, lavender, mozzarella, olives, baguette.

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Borges. This relates to Graeber, "Culture as Creative Refusal" (2013); though I think he may be channeling Gregory Bateson, "Cultural Contact and Schismogenesis (1935).

Basic idea is that cultures don't emerge in a vacuum, they define themselves *against* other cultures

Spinoza on good as healthy, and the illusion of order in nature based on the ease with which we can imagine things

Did you say Isaac Israeli, Mr. Aquinas? 🤔🤔🤔 But Mr. Israeli says no such thing! And if your REFERENCES don't correspond to the external reality, then why would we expect your CORRESPONDENCE THEORY OF TRUTH to correspond to the external reality!?!

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@bryankam@twitter.com Unfortunately, I think Russell's is the most common summary of pragmatist epistemology.

James himself realized the paragraph below from "Pragmatism" opened the door to this interpretation, which he then tried to close in "The Meaning of Truth."

MoT: gutenberg.org/files/5117/5117-

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@naspap3@twitter.com @PlayNiceInst@twitter.com Graeber on the problem of bureaucratizing creativity

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Shakespeare, sonnet 73:
"Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death's second self, that seals up all in rest."

Hesiod's Theogony:

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@bryankam@twitter.com @JakeOrthwein@twitter.com Similar to Peirce? Though he'd deny that the fiction is arbitrary.

“Thought is a thread of melody running through the succession of our sensations.”

“[Belief] is the demi-cadence which closes a musical phrase in the symphony of our intellectual life.”

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Hoping to discuss this soon with @JakeOrthwein@twitter.com, stay tuned for a possible Twitter Space...

RT @bryankam@twitter.com

Hillis Miller, "The Disarticulation of the Self in Nietzsche" (1981) looks primarily at Will to Power (~1888) §477. In this difficult passage, Nietzsche argues that thinking (naively conceived) does not occur at all. He concludes: "Both the deed and the doer are fictions."

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So is this settled as correct? "The research also found evidence that dogs have a dual ancestry, meaning that two separate populations of wolves contributed DNA to dogs." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic

Schopenhauer, WWRI book IV, "World as Will Second Aspect," §57.

It's not just that life is constant dying, it's that every breath we take wards off the death that constantly impinges on us. We must struggle every second. But ultimately death must triumph 💁💁💁

RT @SchopenhauerNow@twitter.com

“Life is a constant process of dying.”

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I've been curious about how adjectives/nouns develop. It seems important that "expert" starts as an adjective, "having had experience," then becomes abstracted from that attributive judgment to a "person with experience" thence to abstract expertise, "state of being an expert"

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