Archive for July, 2010

Music and Anti-Scientism, by Tiger C. Roholt

I often write about the experience of music, drawing upon phenomenology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of perception.  I have written about rock, hip-hop, and jazz, examining musical nuances (a.k.a. “expressive variations”), the feel of rhythm (groove), etc.  Here, I want to discuss a more foundational question about how we ought to approach the examination […]

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The Mathematical Imagination, by Mika Munakata

As I sit in front of the television watching the Wimbledon men’s quarterfinal match (the one Roger Federer will eventually lose), I am reminded of a classic mathematics problem: In a single-elimination tennis tournament featuring 128 players, how many matches will be played? This seems to be a practically-minded problem. If you are the tournament […]

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