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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Wednesday July 28, 2004. Philosophy is the study of things which can't be studied. When it becomes possible to study a philosophical topic, it is no longer part of philosophy.

My summary of one thing Isaiah Berlin says in The Sense of Reality: Studies in Ideas and Their History. (Previously-unpublished work, edited by Henry Hardy.)
To Pillsbury House. Not much data entry for the Community Barter Network and Pillsbury House's volunteer program, this time.

However -- I've figured out how to make certain kinds of corrections in the database. So I was able to correct a few of my mistakes.

***Stopped in at Uncle Hugo's sf bookstore. Saw a Ted Chiang collection which included "Hell Is the Absence of God."

Which sparked some variations, including "Hell is the absence of pain" and "Hell is the absence of evil."
The most positive -- and negative -- comment I've yet seen on the Democratic Convention:
What's it like? It's like Burning Man for Democrats, without the nudity or the drugs. Everyone is walking around grinning like they've just had their first threesome. I can't even imagine what it's going to look like on Thursday, but I am starting to get just a little nervous. Posted by jessamyn at July 27, 2004 09:02 PM
Via http://www.livejournal.com/users/bentleywg/

The negative part? The Burning Man Festival isn't intended to accomplish anything, or to inspire accomplishments. Political conventions are supposed to do at least the second; preferably both.
Writing: Daily exercise -- Done.

"Well Met, Well Met, My Own True Love" -- Late last night, added a bit more.

"They Might Be Windmills" -- Decided that the narrator was both the older and the younger of two brothers. When he was ten, his parents had him put into suspended animation -- basically, for their own convenience.

"History Line" --

"Port Useless" --

Review of The Horns of Midgard --
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