(Written for a school publication, for one of the most enjoyable reads last year.) I. Recommended There are entertaining books that lack substance. There are substantial books that put you to sleep.  There are entertaining books that have substance, but do nothing more than confirm your prejudices. Then there are books that are entertaining, … Continue reading Against Method—A Quasi-Book Review
Month: February 2022
All Hail Procrastination!
Proposal for how we can reframe procrastination: rather than treating procrastination as a disease, wailing about how rushed we were for our last project because of procrastination, and how much we've tried to get rid of our habit of procrastination to no avail, and deriving some morbid pleasure from that show of our failings, perhaps … Continue reading All Hail Procrastination!
Question: What is the point of reading fiction, watching movies, listening to stories? Why do we need an Iliad that is 500 pages when its plot summary is 20? Why do we care to even know the plot, if we know that it has never happened? Answer: I argue that fiction (in the sense of … Continue reading Why Fiction?