You always learn a lot more when you lose than when you win.

Winning, Losing, Learning.

Winning, Losing, Learning. “You always learn a lot more when you lose than when you win.”   This probably isn’t an African proverb (as if “African” is an appropriate catch-all word for dozens of different cultures). This is age old wisdom understood by many cultures, perhaps every one. I like […]

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Wittgenstein and Music

I ran across a paper entitled Wittgenstein, Modern Music, and the Myth of Progress written by Eran Guter. It is pretty dense stuff–good philosophy tends to be–but I like the categorization presented by Guter. Guter’s study is based not on a work published by Wittgenstein, but on entries in Wittgenstein’s […]

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Blackstone's Ratio

Blackstone’s Ratio

    Blackstone’s Ratio “Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” – William Blackstone Blackstone was an 18th century British lawyer, judge, and member of parliament. He was conservative both politically and morally, seeing morals and the law as set down by god. “No human laws,” […]

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