Month: September 2014

Deus Sive Natura

Whether an age or an individual will express itself in creative thinking or in repetitive pedantry is more a matter of desire than of intellectual power, and it is probably more the nature of their desires than of their capacities… Read More ›

Halting problem

Q: I wonder why after having compiled a .tex file down to .pdf, the inverse operation is never easy to do, i.e. recovering the latex from the pdf itself A: You are basically asking why a solution to the halting… Read More ›

The problem of power

Upon reading Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion; Civilization and its discontents Amos Vogel, Film as a Subversive Art Hans Richter, Dada Lunacharski, Narkompros the following problem springs to the mind. It revolves around the concept of evil, but… Read More ›

Characteristica Universalis

“Utile erit scribi pro omnia” (Leibniz, 29 October 1675, Paris, now in Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Manuskript Analysis tetragonistica, 1675, Manuskriptseite, GWLB: LH XXXV, 8, 18, Bl. 2.) A new world was born. If numbers are just like stars in the… Read More ›