- The "Streetlight Effect": a metaphor for knowledge and ignorance
- Metaphor: the Alchemy of Thought
- Vision: the Master Metaphor
- The Tao that can be expressed
- Ways of Knowing
- Truth, Validity and Usefulness
- The Great Red Spot (or, When Can a Thing be Said to Exist?)
- From Cell Membranes to Computational Aesthetics: On the Importance of Boundaries in Life and Art
- Is the mind a machine?
- Is there any such thing as "nothing"?
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[This is an essay I wrote in 2008, on an old blog.] The following is the first part of Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching — it’s my favourite piece of eastern philosophy. I’ve quoted it many times, ever since I … Continue reading
Here is an excerpt from my latest 3QD essay: “To attempt an understanding of understanding, I think it might make sense to situate our verbal forms of knowledge-generation in the wider world of knowing: a world that includes the forms … Continue reading
Here’s the intro to my latest 3QD essay: I’ve always had a problem with the word ‘nature’. It seems to serve as a label for multiple, mutually inconsistent notions. This in itself is not a reason to dislike a word … Continue reading