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Melville, Moby Dick, and Self-Referential Meaning

Starting at least as long ago as Euclidean Geometry ~300 BC and lasting until the 1930s, there was a generally held assumption amongst scholars that it should be possible, in principle, to build mathematical/logical systems within which any statement constructed … Continue reading

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September Selection: Moby Dick

One of our informal traditions has been that the person who selected the book under discussion makes a few comments before the meeting about why they picked the book, and perhaps a few topics and/or questions for everyone to be … Continue reading

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