Ludwig Wittgenstein
Theory

Ludwig Wittgenstein on the Ladder Illusion

“Pay attention to the patter by means of which we convince someone of a truth of a mathematical proposition. It tells us something about the …

The Psychology of Time Travel - Kate Mascarenhas
Book Club

Kate Mascarenhas’s The Psychology of Time Travel

Four women will invent time travel.  Three will make their mark on history. Two will do anything to be remembered. One will not survive. THE …

Narrative Architecture in Meander, Spiral, Explode
Writing

Narrative Architecture in Jane Alison’s Meander, Spiral, Explode

“The wave is one. There’s a reason we’re drawn to it, whether viewing or watching entranced as one wave after another breaks on shore: a …

How to Read More by Creating a Reading Habit
Reading

How to Read More by Creating a Reading Habit

“The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade.” Anthony Trollope For most …

Walter Benjamin's Aura
Theory

How Time and Space Converge to Evoke Walter Benjamin’s Aura

“The concept of aura which was proposed above with reference to historical objects may usefully be illustrated with reference to the aura of natural ones. …

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