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Melville, Moby Dick, and Self-Referential Meaning

Starting at least as long ago as Euclidean Geometry ~300 BC and lasting until the 1930s, there was a generally held assumption amongst scholars that it should be possible, in principle, to build mathematical/logical systems within which any statement constructed within the rules spelled out by that system could be unambiguously determined to be either true or false. 1,984 more words

2014 Selections

Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Vs 33-36

You have two life purposes. One is the same for everyone, the other is unique to you.

If you will not undertake this rightful challenge, avoiding your own dharma and glory, you will gain only misfortune and harm. 737 more words


On the definitions of sophrosune in the Charmides

For reference (some god perhaps knows whose) here are what I determine to be the seven definitions of sophrosune (plus three transitional forms) which fall to… 1,357 more words

I think I am

I think I am
I think I see
I even think I know
and know what to do

But what is seeing and knowing
and who thinks… 26 more words


Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Vs 28-32

Life and Death and Heaven 

28 – 29 
Beings are such that their beginnings are non-manifest, their middles are manifest and their ends are non-manifest again, so why worry? 879 more words