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On Goethe

On Goethe

Goethe’s offhand observation that the test of civilization is conversation is insightful.

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The Pompous Asses: On Goethe

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On William Wordsworth

On William Wordsworth

Contemporary poetry demonstrates that Wordsworth’s belief that poetry ought to be in the everyday “real language of men” was misguided.

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Reflections on Schröndinger’s Cat



I wonder how Schröndinger’s cat can simultaneously be both dead and alive.

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On Cardinal Richelieu

On Cardinal Richelieu

Richelieu’s influence on Louis XIII isn’t as negative as they say. He did, after all, found the Académie Française.

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Reflections on Karl Popper

Reflections on Karl Popper

She’s so Popperian, only give me marginal fashion suggestions. She probably doesn’t believe in Induction as science, either.

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The Pompous Asses: Reflections on Karl Popper