The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: william james

the will to be peeved

12 January 2017, around 6.11.

Drawing (with self portrait) from one of William James’s notebooks I don’t quite remember what led me to read William James. It could have been PF talking about him, or the mention in The Dead Ladies Project, or it could have been something I’ve forgotten about entirely. In any case, I settled in and read […]

Citation (56)

17 January 2017, around 6.40.

accumulating and collecting knowledge…

explicatio

30 April 2017, around 18.00.

Diogenes the cynic, radical pragmatist.

good, better, bested

31 December 2017, around 13.51.

Of the books I read in 2017, I would recommend the following: Peter Brown, Through the Eye of a Needle – an engaging look at wealth and the early church. Barbara Comyns, Our Spoons Came from Woolworths – a better presentation of the limits of intellect than An American Tragedy. Northrop Frye, The Educated Imagination […]

Citation (64)

7 September 2020, around 12.22.

memory, the field of vision, consciousness, a spark.

at hasard

29 September 2020, around 5.00.

on dogs, walking, running, Mongolia and nature.

new frontiers

23 November 2020, around 11.06.

It was around the time I was reading the first or second of a series of translations of Beowulf and I mentioned it in passing in an email. My correspondent replied that they thought they should probably read more fiction, but it was hard to find the time. This response surprised, not because I thought […]

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