Saturday, June 15, 2019

Director’s Cut

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:29 PM

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Seeing the Seing

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 2:30 PM

The phrase "experimental metaphysics" appeared in Peter Woit's weblog on June 11.
Google reveals that . . .

" 'experimental metaphysics' is a term coined by Abner Shimony …."

Shimony reportedly died on August 8, 2015.  Also on that date —

Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Great Rift: Numerator Versus Denominator

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:20 PM

The previous post, "Ask a Stupid Question," 
suggests some vocabulary review —

Let's not forget the slash ("rift," in the terminology of
the previous post) separating numerator from denominator.

See Separatrix in this journal.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Midnight Special …

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 AM

 Continued .

Friday, March 20, 2015


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:48 PM

Compare and contrast yesterday's quotation from Jeffrey Kipnis
with the following quotation from Robert Bringhurst —

Related material — Jews on Style.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

“Divisive Rhetoric”

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

I Ching hexagram 14, box style

An example for 'Jews on Style'- Kipnis on the separatrix

     — Jeffrey Kipnis, "Twisting the Separatrix"
     Assemblage  No. 14 (Apr., 1991), pp. 30-61
     Published by: The MIT Press
     Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3171098

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Core Curriculum Vocabulary:

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:01 PM

Separatrix  and  Mulligan

An image from this journal on September 16, 2013:

Carey Mulligan as a separatrix

IMAGE- Kipnis on Derrida's 'separatrix'


“A mulligan, in a game, happens when a player gets a second chance
to perform a certain move or action.” — Wikipedia

New York Times  obituary for Richard Mellon Scaife:

“He had the caricatured look of a jovial billionaire promoting ‘family values’
in America: a real-life Citizen Kane with red cheeks, white hair, blue eyes and
a wide smile for the cameras. Friends called him intuitive but not intellectual.
He told Vanity Fair  his favorite TV show was ‘The Simpsons,’ and his favorite
book was John O’Hara’s  Appointment in Samarra , about a rich young
Pennsylvanian bent on self-destruction.” — Robert D. McFadden

Click image below for some nuclear family values in memory of Scaife:

See also the previous post,
Core Curriculum.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

When You Care Enough…

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 3:33 AM

“… near-death experiences have all the
hallmarks of mystical experience…”

— “Bolt from the Blue,” by Oliver Sacks
(See “Annals of Consciousness,” June 20, 2014)

The late Charles Barsotti once “worked for Kansas City-based
Hallmark Cards,” according to an obituary.

IMAGE- Google search for 'Lieven + Bloomsday'

See also Mad Day.

Some related deconstructive criticism:

IMAGE- Kipnis on Derrida's 'separatrix'

IMAGE- Harvard University Press, 1986 - A page on Derrida's 'inscription'

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Les Mots

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 9:26 AM

Two links from the above post

Gamalog and Separatrix.

The latter word has a technical meaning in mathematics.
It also has a non-technical meaning, as explained below.

The comparison of Derrida to Holmes is of course ridiculous
(like the rest of the Kipnis essay). For Moriarty, see (for instance)
"We've lost the plot!" (Feb. 27, 2008).

Monday, September 16, 2013

A Word to the Wise

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 7:00 PM


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Language Game

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:29 AM

In which Plato continues to thank the Academy.

From the Academy, a lead balloon for 9/11 —
continued from March First, 2002.

A search today for the name Eisenman
(see previous post) yields the following :

"We need a cameo from Plato, a safecracker,
a wrinkle or two to be ironed out, some ice,
some diamonds, and, above all, laughter
for this irony of ironies."

Jeffrey Kipnis, "Twisting the Separatrix,"
Assemblage  No. 14, April 1991, MIT Press

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