Category Archives: Paradox

All Process, No Paradox • 3

Consider what effects that might conceivably have practical bearings you conceive the objects of your conception to have.  Then, your conception of those effects is the whole of your conception of the object. Charles S. Peirce • “Issues of Pragmaticism” … Continue reading

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All Process, No Paradox • 2

These are the forms of time, which imitates eternity and revolves according to a law of number. Plato • Timaeus Re: Lou Kauffman • Iterants, Imaginaries, Matrices As serendipity would have it, Lou Kauffman, who knows a lot about the … Continue reading

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All Process, No Paradox • 1

This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down. Tolkien • The Hobbit Talking about time is a waste of time.  Time … Continue reading

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Strangers In Paradise

Re: Kilvington’s Sophismata Comment 1 On the one hand Aristotle gives us the logic of analogy (παραδειγμα). On the other hand he cautions us that different paradigms may have no common measure. It seems these Immortals are always getting ahead … Continue reading

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What It Is

Re: Gil Kalai If I remember my long ago readings well enough, Jimmy the Ancient Greek could lay odds as well as any modern bookmaker on the outcomes of Olympic contests, but that was not really the point of Zeno’s … Continue reading

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Slip Slidin’ Away

And you give me the choice between a description that is sure but that teaches me nothing and hypotheses that claim to teach me but that are not sure. — Albert Camus • The Myth of Sisyphus Re: R.J. Lipton … Continue reading

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