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Two surprisingly similar takes on keeping silent, from very different authors in very different contexts. First Alan Watts on Wittgenstein, from his book with the beautiful title THE BOOK, specifically a footnote on page 135: Academic philosophy missed its golden … Continue reading

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In Notes from Overground, Tiresias (my former neighbour Roger Green) quotes with approval from a lecture by W. H. Auden, on “four questions which, could I examine a critic, I should ask him”. He said: He said: ‘If a critic could truthfully … Continue reading

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Last week Chris Parker gave a very interesting talk in the London Algebra Colloquium on this topic. It is an excellent example of a curious phenomenon. If you look for your keys under the lamppost, then in a Borgesian way … Continue reading

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