Category Archives: Philosophy

A Theory of the Aphorism

  For a literary form as pervasive as the aphorism, it is a great surprise that it is not as widely studied as it is received – and transmitted. With a history that is far-reaching and multi-cultural, the aphorism stands

A Theory of the Aphorism

  For a literary form as pervasive as the aphorism, it is a great surprise that it is not as widely studied as it is received – and transmitted. With a history that is far-reaching and multi-cultural, the aphorism stands

The craftsman and his apprentices

  One of the key difficulties with Chris Murray’s Crippled Immortals is that, like a peculiarly intransigent fist fighter, the book is fairly difficult to pin down. Outwardly a memoir of some description, Crippled Immortals is also (bear with me)

The craftsman and his apprentices

  One of the key difficulties with Chris Murray’s Crippled Immortals is that, like a peculiarly intransigent fist fighter, the book is fairly difficult to pin down. Outwardly a memoir of some description, Crippled Immortals is also (bear with me)

Feature: On thinking with – scientists, Sciences, and Isabelle Stengers

On thinking with… is the transcription of a talk read by Fernando at the Centre for Science & Innovation Studies at UC Davis in 2015. The text certainly has the character of a reading: through closely attending to Stengers’ similarly

Feature: On thinking with – scientists, Sciences, and Isabelle Stengers

On thinking with… is the transcription of a talk read by Fernando at the Centre for Science & Innovation Studies at UC Davis in 2015. The text certainly has the character of a reading: through closely attending to Stengers’ similarly

Spoil it – je me touche

Je Me Touche is Fernando tuning into the tradition of thinking – if one may use the word tradition for it, which ever since humans emerged as bipeds with bigger brains, enabled us to deal with the abstract: with imaginative

Spoil it – je me touche

Je Me Touche is Fernando tuning into the tradition of thinking – if one may use the word tradition for it, which ever since humans emerged as bipeds with bigger brains, enabled us to deal with the abstract: with imaginative

A Labour of Love

Where is the place of thought in writing, or reading? Compelled by this question, philosophers since Plato have either ventured or deviated from it in many different ways. Few, however, have paused to reflect upon the journey itself. A rhythmic

A Labour of Love

Where is the place of thought in writing, or reading? Compelled by this question, philosophers since Plato have either ventured or deviated from it in many different ways. Few, however, have paused to reflect upon the journey itself. A rhythmic

The Curse of Cash

Professor Rogoff doesn’t like cash, at least high currency bank notes. He’s written a whole book explaining why they should be withdrawn from circulation. To be fair, he restricts the idea to developed or mature economies with strong financial institutions.

The Curse of Cash

Professor Rogoff doesn’t like cash, at least high currency bank notes. He’s written a whole book explaining why they should be withdrawn from circulation. To be fair, he restricts the idea to developed or mature economies with strong financial institutions.

The Art of Writing Art

Writing Art breaks rules: rules of writing; rules of book layout; rules of what an academic is supposed to do with her/his topic. If you leaf through the book, your gaze will catch that the structure of the paragraph layout

The Art of Writing Art

Writing Art breaks rules: rules of writing; rules of book layout; rules of what an academic is supposed to do with her/his topic. If you leaf through the book, your gaze will catch that the structure of the paragraph layout