Join me in a discussion of Anil Seth's new book
The Stability-Plasticity Dilemma/Sonnet 122Listen now (20 min) | Mermillod et al.: The Stability-Plasticity Dilemma (2013) Erik Hoel: The overfitted brain: Dreams evolved to assist generalization…
Nietzsche's Human, All Too Human, Kuhn, A. C. Graham/Sonnet 95Listen now (63 min) | R. J. Hollingdale's 1994 translation of Nietzsche's Human, All Too Human (1878) My piece on the avant-garde Thomas Kuhn: The…
I am hosting salons on networked thought and consciousness, and I also gave a Thomas Kuhn lecture.
Thomas Kuhn Lecture: Objectivity, Value Judgment, and Theory Choice (1973)Listen now (58 min) | In this episode I give Kuhn's 1973 lecture "Objectivity, Value Judgment, and Theory Choice" (1973). There is a PDF of the lecture…
Kuhn interstitial/Yeats' All Things Can Tempt MeListen now (13 min) | W. B. Yeats: All Things Can Tempt Me. Thomas Kuhn: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962 book). Thomas Kuhn: "Objectivity…
Shklovsky/Little GiddingListen now (19 min) | Viktor Shklovsky and Russian Formalism (wikipedia), and Defamiliarization/ostrananie. My Twitter thread on Shklovsky. Alexandra…
Althusser/Hardy's At Castle BoterelListen now (28 min) | Norbert Elias: The Civilizing Process (1939). Richard Wrangham: Two types of aggression in human evolution (2018). Louis…
Tao Te Ching/Chuang Tzu/KeatsListen now (28 min) | The Tao Te Ching, translated by Derek Lin and Stephen Addiss/Stanley Lombardo A. C. Graham: Chuang-tzǔ: The Inner Chapters Harold…
Creative scenes, artistic duos, and creation myths
Basin & Range/The Air PlantListen now (31 min) | John McPhee: Annals of the Former World (1998). Emma Darwin: This is Not a Book About Charles Darwin (2019). Indrė Žliobaitė: On…
Revolutions and ataraxia