Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Links of Note

* Rachel Hazelton discusses the importance of anaphora in writing.

* Deaf Architecture

* Christopher Zehnder on Pity and Indignation in Dante's Inferno

* Medieval animal trials

* Thony Christie on Saccheri's work with the parallel postulate

* Steven Nadler on why Spinoza was excommunicated from the Jewish community in which he grew up.

* Alison Gopnik, Could Hume Have Known about Buddhism? (PDF)
There is also a recent Philosophy Bites podcast interviewing Gopnik on the same subject. It identifies a possible source to whom Hume would have had access to, in La Fleche where he stayed for several years, who would have been familiar with Buddhist doctrines; thus raising the possibility -- although no more -- that Hume's theory of self, which people have for independent reasons noted has some similarity with some Buddhist views of the self, could be indirectly related through a line of influence, rather than just by mere structural similarity or convergent development.

* Hershevitz on Shapiro on the Planning Theory of Law

* Joshua Berman has an interesting series, largely focused on Sefer Devarim (Deuteronomy) in light of Hittite treaties and the like, as an example of how Biblical criticism can enrich Orthodox Jewish thought:

Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV

* Philosopher's Carnival #155 at "Blogging the End"

* Needlework as high art

* Plato and Deep Space 9

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