HUMANITIES

SPEP 2017 Talk: Philosophies or Phonographies?: on the political stakes of theorizing about and through “music”

Here is the full text of my talk for the 2017 SPEP meeting. I’ve printed the introduction below. Traditionally, in Anglo-American and Continental philosophy, music is addressed as the object of philosophical analysis: it is either a case study for......

Here It Is At Last: A Pre-Christian Version of the Book of Revelation!

The most popular post on my Blog, measured by reader interest is titled “Can A Pre-Christian Version of the Book be Recovered?” It has over 5000 views since it was first published. In that post I suggest, hypothetically, that such a text might possible be extracted from the current version we now have in the Greek [...]...

NATURAL SCIENCES

The Endless Fall, by Jeffrey Thomas

Though I’ve been in a bit of a reading funk the past few months due to life, work and stress, I managed to find one thing that helped me break out of it: long airline flights. Between recent trips to Seattle and Los Angeles (which I should probably blog about), I ended up reading a lot of lovely books, including research for my upcoming cat physics book as well as some excellent fiction.  I tend to stock up my kindle with a lot of books by authors I’m unfamiliar with, and one...

The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories, Volume 2

Just in time to enjoy for Halloween, Valancourt Books has recently released their second volume of horror stories, in The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories, Volume 2!

The volume contains 14 stories of terror and the supernatural in VBHSv2, encompassing nearly 200 years of horror history.  It includes a number of stunningly rare and never reprinted tales, including two that have never been published anywhere else.

Once again, as I said for VBHSv1, I am impressed with the cleverness...

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