The following section, from Erving Goffman’s essay On Face Work, understood in political terms, is a lot more helpful than explanations provided by those who generally appeal to facts as being a trump card (‘appealing to the referee’, or ‘speaking to the manager’).Continue reading “Facts are of the schoolboy’s world”
Logos: The word he utters, the truth that it contains…Continue reading “The Perfect Kiss – Notes on Dublin Books 1: The Chester Beatty Library, MS 751”
I can learn such useful phrases as Exuberancía es Belleza:
bought some books to help me with my day to day spanish
My day to day spanish is currently zero.
I see a lot of poor decision making and thinking because people, perhaps many people, do not understand the concept ‘more things can happen than will happen.’Continue reading “More Things Can Happen Than Will Happen”
On holiday, and re-reading the beginning of Roberto Mangabeira Unger’s The Self Awakened, full of enormously potent and clarifying observations, and often quite intellectually thrilling to read, so much so that it gets my ‘feels too good’ suspicion heuristic going.Continue reading “Institutions and Ideologies”