Writing in progress

What a difference a font makes
Not Knowing What You’re Doing
People who have influenced me

A page on Best/Putnam/Lakoff/Johnson issues – art, fact, value, subjective, objective, reasons, justifications etc etc

hehe there are hundreds!! sort into groups, 1. ones being worked on currently – concentrate on these. 2. ones i’d like to do soon. 3. the rest… one day soon. or maybe 1. most interesting. 2… 3….
Move good-sounding ones up the page! Move boring ones down, or delete. Make new pages and put links above. Maybe divide ones with pages into 1. Actively growing.. 2. Inactive. hmmmmm

‘pile of bricks art’, contemporary art academia, bs.
Academic art, rules, conventions, innovation, etc cf rach quote
Quotation
Summaries
Choosing things and them choosing us
Obsessions
My obsessions
Being Serious

Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious. - Wilde

Artists and children – stevenson, spec mentis,
Imitation, stealing, copying, plagiarism – ts eliot, steal like an artist,
Knowledge, practical and technical – oakeshott, chuang tzu
Knowledge and love
Talent, genius, originality – mencken, gkc, emerson
Art and morality
Art for art’s sake? (what that could mean and why it needed to be said) – wilde, gautier etc
Art as experience
Art as philosophy
Art as world-making
The cult of art – issues raised in that book
Seeing
Seeing, learning only ourselves
Art and science
Personal style
Chess – lessons of chess, style, character revealed in, vanity, overconfidence, psychology etc
Critics and criticism – imdb
Three characters, i.e.

Every man has three characters: That which he exhibits, that which he has, & that which he thinks he has. - Alphonse Karr

Good vs truth
Life, experience, mistakes, learning
Childhood, youth, age – Stevenson, Chapman quote,
Novelty,  familiarity and understanding
Imagination and reality
Nature/Soul, Many/One, Object/Subject – what the hell that meant! Emerson, exhibit 1. 19th c
Egotism, self-love, self-knowledge
the world, company, society, wisdom, life
how to live. (examine what ppl have said – q section)
magic and miracles
problems/living a question – collingwood, nietzsche!
Your own way. E, N.
THinking for oneself – E, lippmann, examine what schop says on this. LICHTENBERG
Life, Victory, defeats,
Self-fulfilling prophecies
Head/heart – their supposed separateness, or the desirability of that, or etc..
Taste and tastes
Love
Laughter
Fear
The sexes
Beauty
Value and values
Power of examples, good and bad.
The good of evil
The good of limitation
Ethics and morality
Virtue and the virtues
Ideals
Wisdom
Folly of wisdom
Vanity
The good of folly/ignorance/stupidity
Hypocrisy
Ignorance
Folly
Cant
Thought, perception, categorisation,
Unsaying
Presuppositions
Imagination
Metaphors
Conceptual Metaphors
Facts
Belief and beliefs
Reason and reasoning. ‘rational’.
Truth
Knowledge
Understanding
Action, motivation, justification etc
Causes and causation
Purpose, ends, means
Free will, determinism – dennett, wj
Human Society
Listening, speaking,
Justice, injustice
Duty
Public Opinion
Learning and teaching
Culture
Civilization
Modern western civilization
Evolution of civilizations
Custom, law, superstition
Specialization, experts, sciences etc
‘Natural’, ‘return to nature’, ‘artificial’
The Crusades
Nation, nations, nationality, nationalism
Industrialism
Journalism, newspapers, information, democracy
Commerce, business, selling
CAPITALISM, COMMODITY THINKING, GREED & CORPORATISM
The Enlightenment
Affluenza
‘Development’
War, weapons
War and religion
USA
American foreign policy
History
Prose style of writers
Fiction and novels
Ways of reading
Autobiography
Socrates
Erasmus
Montaigne
Shakespeare
ROUSSEAU
BURKE
LICHTENBERG *
HAZLITT *
WALTER SCOTT *
CARLYLE (1795?-) *
EMERSON (1803-82) *
THOREAU *
R. L. STEVENSON *
MARK TWAIN (-1910) *
OSCAR WILDE (-1900) *
WILLIAM JAMES *
SHAW *
SANTAYANA *
BERTRAND RUSSELL
John Ruskin
William Morris

Power and politics
Law
Government
Freedom and liberty – whats the difference?
‘Liberalism’
Politicians
Party and party-spirit
Democracy – nature and history of
D in America
Maths
Science
Theory, hypothesis
Discovery
Sociology
Philosophy
Philosophy – what it has been
PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT and METHOD
PSYCHOLOGY OF PHILOSOPHIES
MORAL PHILOSOPHY
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
PHILOSOPHERS and PHILOSOPHIES
PLATO *
IDEALISM *
EMPIRICISM *
EMPIRICISM & IDEALISM *
ROMANTICISM *
EGOTISM IN PHILOSOPHY *
GERMAN PHILOSOPHY *
KANT *
HEGEL *
MARXISM *
SCHOPENHAUER *
NIETZSCHE *
SYSTEMS *
PHILOSOPHY & POETRY *
PHILOSOPHY & SCIENCE *
PHILOSOPHY & HISTORY *
RELIGION, SUPERSTITION, MAGIC *
MYSTICISM *
PAGAN, HEATHEN, CHRISTIAN *
TRANSCENDENTALISM *
CHRISTIANITY *
TOLSTOY *
FAITH *

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