Tag: drift

  • Epideictics II: “All true theorems have corollaries”

    Epideictics II: “All true theorems have corollaries”

      CHIEFTAIN — Conan! What is worst in life? CONAN THE BARBARIAN — To help your friends, see them parade in front of you and hear the exultation of their women. In the Aristotelian canon the method of logic is discussed in full continuity with the methods of rhetoric and even aspects of persuasion. In this older […]

  • Compression sickness

    Compression sickness

    I.  The flash-fad for Greg Bateson (already subsiding) made me do it. It wasn’t all bad — going there (feedback loops; cybernetics; systems theory; macroprudentiary regulation!) indeed points to hard consequences of our own complication of time in (chronos/tempo/kairos). But the unplanned rhetorical development led to this wallop of a paragraph in our last essay: Failure to […]