Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Witch Luck *

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:35 PM

*  And Omensetter's  * . . .

Quoted here on Dec. 14, 2017

— Justin E. H. Smith


Thursday, December 14, 2017


Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:00 PM

Justin E. H. Smith

Detail from a Log24 post of last Sunday

Monday, June 6, 2016

Structure and Sense

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 2:01 PM

"… the war of 70-some years ago
has already become something like the Trojan War
had been for the Homeric bards:
a major event in the mythic past
that gives structure and sense to our present reality."

Justin E. H. Smith, a professor of philosophy at
     the University of Paris 7–Denis Diderot,
     in the New York Times  column "The Stone"
     (print edition published Sunday, June 5, 2016)

In memory of a British playwright who reportedly
died at 90 this morning —



A set of 7 partitions of the 2x2x2 cube that is invariant under PSL(2, 7) acting on the 'knight' coordinatization

Monday, June 4, 2012

Rigor and Respect

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 PM

"… Western academic philosophy will likely come to appear
utterly parochial in the coming years if it does not find a way
to approach non-Western traditions that is much more rigorous
and respectful than the tokenism that reigns at present."

Justin E. H. Smith in the New York Times  philosophy
    column "The Stone" yesterday

For example—

Selected Bibliography on Ancient Chinese Logic

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Stoner Series

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 9:00 AM

A reader comments on yesterday afternoon's New York Times
"The Stone" column by Justin E.H. Smith

"I did indeed appreciate Mr. Smith’s essay.
And I’m curious as to what future contributions of his,
to the Stoner series, that we can look forward to."

From August 24, 2010

Der Einsatz

Motto of Plato's Academy: 'Let no one ignorant of geometry enter'

The Ninefold Square (a 3x3 grid)

Nichts ist wie es scheint.

See also the film
"23— Nichts ist so wie es scheint."

Happy day 23 of Mental Health Month.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Return of the Stone

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 6:06 PM

The New York Times  philosophy column "The Stone" has returned

"There will certainly always be a place for epistemology,
or the theory of knowledge. But in order for a theory of
knowledge to tell us much, it needs to draw on examples
of knowledge of something or other." — Justin E.H. Smith


Examples: Quine on geometry and Quine on universals.

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