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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Derrida at Villanova

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:00 PM

"As Derrida said at Villanova,
"We wait for something we would not like to wait for.
That is another name for death."

— Brian D. Ingraffia, "Is the Postmodern Post-Secular?,"
p. 50 in Postmodern Philosophy and Christian Thought ,
ed. by Merold Westphal, Indiana University Press, 1999, pp. 44-68

See also Derrida at Villanova in this journal.

The link to Ingraffia's remarks was suggested by
this evening's New York Times  obituaries—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix12/120114-NYTobits-642PM.jpg

Defining Form (continued)

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:00 PM

Detail of Sylvie Donmoyer picture discussed
here on January 10

http://www.log24.com/log/pix12/120114-Donmoyer-Still-Life-CubeDetail.jpg

The "13" tile may refer to the 13 symmetry axes
in the 3x3x3 Galois cube, or the corresponding
13 planes through the center in that cube. (See
this morning's post and Cubist Geometries.)

Damnation Morning*

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:24 AM

(Continued)

The following is adapted from a 2011 post

IMAGE- Galois vs. Rubik

* The title, that of a Fritz Leiber story, is suggested by
   the above picture of the symmetry axes of the square.
   Click "Continued" above for further details. See also
   last Wednesday's Cuber.

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Wednesday January 14, 2004

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:00 AM

Language Game

Ludwig Wittgenstein,
Philosophical Investigations:

373. Grammar tells what kind of object anything is. (Theology as grammar.)

Related material:

See this date last year, and

Zen and Language Games

(May 2, 2003).

See also the phrase “May 2, 373.”

Wednesday January 14, 2004

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:00 AM

Games

On this date —

Alfred Tarski was born
in 1902 in Warsaw, and

Kurt Friedrich Gödel died
in 1978 in Princeton.

From last year’s entry on this date:

What is Truth?

“What is called ‘losing’ in chess
may constitute winning
in another game.”

— Ludwig Wittgenstein,
Remarks on the
Foundations of Mathematics
(revised edition, MIT Press, 1978)

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Tuesday January 14, 2003

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:55 PM

Remarks on Day 14 of
the Year of Our Lord 2003

On this date —

Alfred Tarski was born in 1902 in Warsaw, and

Kurt Friedrich Gödel died in 1978 in Princeton.

What is Truth?

“What is called ‘losing’ in chess may constitute winning in another game.”

Cited in “A Note on Wittgenstein’s ‘Notorious Paragraph’ about the Gödel Theorem,” by Juliet Floyd (Boston University) and Hilary Putnam (Harvard University), Journal of Philosophy (November 2000), 45 (11): 624-632.

See also

Juliet Floyd’s “Prose versus proof : Wittgenstein on Gödel, Tarski and truth,” Philosophia Mathematica  3, vol. 9 (2001): 901-928,

and

Juliet Floyd’s “The Rule of the Mathematical: Wittgenstein’s Later Discussions.” PhD Dissertation, Harvard University, 1990. Abstract in Dissertation Abstracts International (June 1991), 51 (12A): 4146-A:

“My thesis aims to defend Wittgenstein from the charges of benighted arrogance traditionally levelled against him.”

Romeo: O, she doth teach
the torches to burn bright!
 “Romeo and Juliet,” Act One, Scene V

  Ludwig Wittgenstein, Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics (revised edition, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1978)

Tuesday January 14, 2003

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:07 PM

Day 14

The More I Learn

My heart’s been cared for
My heart’s been used
It only makes me more confused
Just when I’m sure I’ve gotten wise
That’s when I realize
The more I learn
The less I understand about love

It’ll drive you crazy or make you sane
Moment by moment
It’s a brand new game
The more I learn
The less I understand about love

— Ronna Reeves, 1992
(Song by Steve Dean/Karen Stanley)

 

Tuesday January 14, 2003

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:28 AM

Long Winter Evening

Humphrey Bogart took The Big Sleep on this date in 1957.  As his character said in that film,

“I don’t mind if you don’t like my manners. I don’t like them myself. They’re pretty bad. I grieve over them long winter evenings.”

He may at times have been short on manners, but never on style.  Perhaps his spirit will revisit the City of Angels on this long winter evening, as the film industry seems to need a refresher course in that subject. Here is a scene that seems tailor-made for his reappearance.

Yale Club of Southern California

January 14, 2003
Yale in Hollywood:
Entertainment Mixer
Beverly Hills, 7-10 p.m.

“We’re kicking off the new year with our first
Yale in Hollywood entertainment mixer.”
 

 

“Meet other Yalies
in – or interested
in – entertainment
at this informal
casual mixer at
the Continental.”

 

“It’s rumored Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were investors in this hipster minimalist-decor bar. If you want their Tuesday night all-you-can-eat sushi for $9.95, call to make a reservation. The Continental is located at 8400 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, (323) 782-9717.”

Mmmm… Blue booze and sushi!

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