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How the light gets in, 2014

Last year, I went to the festival How the Light Gets In in Hay-on-Wye, where I took part in a couple of panel discussions. It was a lovely day out, which I described here. At this year’s festival in late … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell’s summing up

Bertrand Russell’s History of Western Philosophy is one of my favourite books. It’s a great overview of two and a half millennia of philosophy, and he is unafraid to criticise when he feels it necessary. But I had forgotten how … Continue reading

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How the light gets in

How the light gets in describes itself as a “festival of philosophy and music”; it takes place in Hay-on-Wye in late May and early June this year. By some fortunate combination of circumstances, it happens that I will be taking … Continue reading

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Discovery and invention

Yesterday’s Guardian had an interview with crossword setter John Graham, aka Auarcaria, whom I discussed last week. There are several things in this interview that a mathematician is bound to be struck by. His profession is not so different from … Continue reading

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