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The World as a Picture or Collage

In an earlier blog I introduced the term *collage* and distinguished it from related nouns, picture and presentation. A collage, as commonly used, includes recognizable objects but also the arrangements and juxtapositions of items in an unexpected, spurious, curious manner. … Continue reading

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Philosophers as Shamans

This strange and challenging title joins two groups: philosophers and shamans. In the popular mind these seem to have very little in common… Continue reading

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Facts and the Web of Conceit

Part 1 — Corroboration of Beliefs When people talk about themselves — about what they saw, how they felt about everyday things, even how they discuss unusual happenings — their utterances could often have been expressed more succinctly, more accurately, … Continue reading

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