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Charles Sanders Peirce: Summary of Human Knowledge

Unrealized. Winter–Spring 1892 Plan for a scientific dictionary, to be called Summa Scientiæ; or,Summary of Human Knowledge. To be contained in one volume of 1500 pages of 1000 words per page. The articles, though elementary, to […]

Jan, 12

Battle Lines

Reductionistic Framework Alert! I recently ran across an old essay by Lisp expert, venture capitalist, and general software guru Paul Graham. Graham is a very sharp person and his Lisp books are excellent, but he […]

Jan, 02

Who Cares If You Read?

I posted that excerpt from the inflammatory (for sufficiently small values of inflammatory) intro to Steven Moore’s book only as a gag, since people like Steve Donoghue have said much more about it than I […]

Oct, 12

Laszlo Krasznahorkai and Max Neumann: Animalinside

(I recently wrote an overview of Krasznahorkai for The Quarterly Conversation, which may help give some context to the themes here.) Animalinside, a short work which is published as part of the Cahiers series on writing […]

Sep, 30

My Secret Science Fiction Past

Perhaps not so secret, but I was raised on the stuff and so I’ve read far more of it than I might have had I been born into a different environment. This list of Gollancz […]

Jul, 15

Charles Hinton and His Cubes

Thanks (and happy birthday) to Michelle at Potato Benevolence for (re?)introducing me to Charles Hinton, mysterious theorist of fourth-dimensionality in the late 19th century. Aside from his forays into gunpowder-charged pitching machines (a proto-Survival Research […]

Apr, 01

The Structure of University Education

We’ve gotta do it right Within this system Gonna take over But within this system Chicago, “It Better End Soon,” as quoted by Lester Bangs It seems I’m late to the party over The Life […]

Mar, 20

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