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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Raiders of the Lost Horizon

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:52 PM

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Search for the Lost Horizon

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:20 AM

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lost Horizon

Filed under: G-Notes,General,Geometry — m759 @ 11:29 AM

Related material —

The following image in this journal

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

For the Wellfed Wits

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:39 AM
“There lay a parchment on her breast,
That puzzled more than all the rest,
       The wellfed wits at Camelot.”

“Somewhere, someplace… there must be a lost horizon
A Shangri-La where a man can find peace, happiness,
and lots of naked ladies.” — Carl Reiner

Voilà.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

A Turner Classic

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:24 PM

The New York Times  eulogizes a man who died Friday

“Rabbi Steinsaltz was a prolific and wide-ranging writer
and a sharp observer of humanity who wrote more than
60 books on philosophy, mysticism, theology, even zoology.
His study of kabbalah, ‘The Thirteen Petalled Rose,’ is
considered a classic and has been translated into eight languages.”

Another classic of Jewish thought:

Thoughts of the young Carl Reiner as rendered above in 1967 —

“Somewhere, someplace… there must be a lost horizon
A Shangri-La where a man can find peace, happiness,
and lots of naked ladies.”

Voilà.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Nothing That Is

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:08 PM

Philosophy professor Agnes Callard on giving advice:

"It’s as though right before I give the advice,
I push a button that sucks all the informational
content out of what I’m about to say, and
I end up saying basically nothing at all."

— https://thepointmag.com/2019/
examined-life/against-advice-agnes-callard

From a University of Chicago description of Callard —

See as well posts before and after the above date, Jan. 3, 2018,
that are now tagged "Lost Horizon."

More generally, see a Log24 search  for "Lost Horizon."

Thursday, May 2, 2019

New Year’s Eve

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:30 PM

The previous post suggests a search for Buber in this journal
that yields a passage from New Year's Eve 2017

" As for 'that you in which the lines of relation, though parallel,
intersect,' and 'intimations of eternity,' see Log24 posts on
the concept 'line at infinity' as well as 'Lost Horizon.' "

Related illustrations — 

From Pi Day 2017

"Don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard."

From April 20, 2019 

From "A History of Violence" —

Thursday, January 4, 2018

For a Cartoon Graveyard

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 4:56 AM

“… the horizon is not the limit of meaning,
but that which extends meaning
from what is directly given
to the whole context in which it is given,
including a sense of a world.”

— David Vessey,
Gadamer and the Fusion of Horizons

(Quoted here on Saturday, June 4, 2005.)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Hell and Easter

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:22 PM

This post was suggested by the reported Monday, Jan. 1, 2018,
death of the Juilliard String Quartet founding violinist and by the
reported Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 death of his brother, a
biotech entrepreneur.

Details from Feb. 25-26, 2016

Related material from this evening's New York Times

The archaeologist above reportedly died on Friday, Dec. 29, 2016. 
See too a Log24 post from that date, On Becket's Day.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Ich, Du, etc., etc.

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM

Recent posts involving the English pronoun IT referred to
classic tales of horror by Madeleine L'Engle and Stephen King.

Those posts suggest some further remarks by Martin Buber

THE WORLD IS TWOFOLD for man
     in accordance with his twofold attitude.
The attitude of man is twofold
     in accordance with the two basic words he can speak.
The basic words are not single words but word pairs.
One basic word is the word pair I-You.
The other basic word is the word pair I-It;
     but this basic word is not changed when
     He or She takes the place of It.
Thus the I of man is also twofold.
For the I of the basic word I-You is different from
     that in the basic word I-It.

— Buber, Martin. I and Thou, Trans. Kaufmann
     (p. 53). Kindle Edition. 

Four German pronouns from the above passage
by Martin Buber lead to six pronoun pairs:

ich-du, ich-es, ich-sie, du-es, du-sie, es-sie.

This is in accordance with some 1974 remarks by
Marie-Louise von Franz

The following passage by Buber may confuse readers of
L'Engle and King with its use, in translation, of "it" instead of
the original German "sie" ("she," corresponding to "die Welt") —

Here, for comparison, are the original German and the translation.

As for "that you in which the lines of relation, though parallel,
intersect," and "intimations of eternity," see Log24 posts on
the concept "line at infinity" as well as "Lost Horizon."

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Like the Horizon

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 1:00 PM

(Continued from a remark by art critic Peter Schjeldahl quoted here
last  year on New Year’s Day in the post “Art as Religion.”)

“The unhurried curve got me.
It was like the horizon of a world
that made a non-world of
all of the space outside it.”

— Peter Schjeldahl, “Postscript: Ellsworth Kelly,”
The New Yorker , December 30, 2015

This suggests some further material from the paper
that was quoted here yesterday on New Year’s Eve —

“In teaching a course on combinatorics I have found
students doubting the existence of a finite projective
plane geometry with thirteen points on the grounds
that they could not draw it (with ‘straight’ lines)
on paper although they had tried to do so. Such a
lack of appreciation of the spirit of the subject is but
a consequence of the elements of formal geometry
no longer being taught in undergraduate courses.
Yet these students were demanding the best proof of
existence, namely, production of the object described.”

— Derrick Breach (See his obituary from 1996.)

A related illustration of the 13-point projective plane
from the University of Western Australia:

Projective plane of order 3

(The four points on the curve
at the right of the image are
the points on the line at infinity .)

The above image is from a post of August 7, 2012,
The Space of Horizons.”  A related image —

Click on the above image for further remarks.

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