Saturday, February 25, 2017

Ramanujan & Rand: On Parasites and the Creative Mind


Having recently watched The Man Who Knew Infinity, I cannot help but return to the subject of Ayn Rand's thought. In particular to the question of creative and parasitical Man.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Tom Sawyer: Hero of Middle America?

Any man who presumes to write about Mark Twain has got to be full of himself because if he's not, he's liable to get bowled over by Twain's ego. This is especially true of those men who tend to be moralizers and seek the good in literature.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Of Knowing & Expressing

The didactic juxtaposition of literature and mathematics is not immediately obvious. No less than Aristotle warns against it, both in his Poetics and Politics.