Thursday, April 27, 2017

Road to Hell

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:28 AM

An image in the previous post referred to something called
"universal logic," touted in 2015 by the publisher Birkhäuser*
as a "new interdisciplinary field."

From this journal on April 20 last year —

Universal Logic and the Road to Hell.

* See the webpage excerpted below.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Paved with Good Intentions

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:29 PM

'The Road to Universal Logic: Festschrift …'

See also David Brooks on logic in today's online New York Times —

"…the necessary skill of public life, the ability to
see two contradictory truths at the same time." 

For Dan Brown

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 1:09 PM

See also Eightfold Trinity in this  journal.

Symbologist Robert Langdon views a corner of Solomon's Cube

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Symmetric Generation of a Simple Group

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:00 PM

The reference in the previous post to the work of Guitart and 
The Road to Universal Logic  suggests a fiction involving
the symmetric generation of the simple group of order 168.

See The Diamond Archetype and a fictional account of the road to Hell 

'PyrE' in Bester's 'The Stars My Destination'

The cover illustration below has been adapted to
replace the flames of PyrE with the eightfold cube.

IMAGE- 'The Stars My Destination' (with cover slightly changed)

For related symmetric generation of a much larger group, see Solomon's Cube.

Detour …

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:00 PM

on the Road to Universal Logic

Deck the Halls.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Door to Stockholm

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:02 PM

Today's midday lottery number in Pennsylvania
(State of Grace ) was 752.

Related material from this journal—
Page 752 of Gravity's Rainbow 
(Penguin Classics, 1995).

("With Pointsman it's only habit, retro-scientism:
  a last look back at the door to Stockholm,
  closing behind him forever.")

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Saturday November 12, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 PM

State of Grace
On this date in 1929,
Grace Kelly was born.

Enough —
    the first Abode
On the familiar Road
Galloped in Dreams

— Emily Dickinson


“Nonbeing must in some sense be, otherwise what is it that there is not? This tangled doctrine might be nicknamed Plato’s beard; historically it has proved tough, frequently dulling the edge of Occam’s razor…. I have dwelt at length on the inconvenience of putting up with it. It is time to think about taking steps.”

— Willard Van Orman Quine, 1948, “On What There Is,” reprinted in From a Logical Point of View, Harvard University Press, 1980

“Item: Friar Guillaume’s razor
ne’er shaved the barber,
it is much too dull.”

— Robert A. Heinlein
  Glory Road

Related material:
Plato, Pegasus, and
the Evening Star

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Thursday January 13, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

State of Grace

Utmost is relative —
Have not or Have
Adjacent sums
Enough — the first Abode
On the familiar Road
Galloped in Dreams

Emily Dickinson

“Only through time time is conquered.”
— T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

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