My new research focuses on mathematics and the sciences of the stars in 14th-century Constantinople, especially the network of polymaths around Nikephorus Gregoras.
Things are what we encounter, ideas are what we project. Leo Stein, The A-B-C of Aesthetics (NY, 1927), 44 Read more
Modern man has formed a curiously distorted picture of himself, by interpreting his early history in terms of his present interests in making machines and conquering nature. And then in turn he has justified his present concerns by calling his prehistoric self a tool-making animal, and assuming that the material… Read more
Given Ted Porter’s interest numbers and statistics, I would not be surprised if he wrote murder mysteries about gambling and money. The three wives was just icing on the murderous cake. Read more