09/30/2006

常識と教養の状況と様式

ちょっとタイトルには無理があるけどそれはおいといて。とにかく常識と教養のある(素敵な)人間になりたいなぁ、ってね。少し思うわけです。

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posted by Yuuki at 11:09 | Comment(5) | TrackBack(0) | On Schooling/Education

09/28/2006

Update: Prose "La mort des mots, ou, le mot de la mort"

Here:
La mort des mots, ou, le mot de la mort

This is an essay in French on "Le Mur (The Wall)," a short story by Jean-Paul Sartre. I wrote it for my French class. It's a very brief analysis of the function of "word" in this story.

The story is very famous as a quintessential fictional work of existentialism, and is widely anthologized (perhaps you can find the text online). If you haven't read it, check it out.

I compare this with the prose-poem-like piece I wrote at the beginning of last semester, and am strongly convinced that I have no talent whatsoever for creative writing.

That is not to say, of course, that I'm even moderately good at expository writing. The road to a good writer is narrow and long. My ultimate ideal is to write with the clarity of W. V. Quine, the rigor of Marx, the wit of Kierkegaard, the beauty of Nietzsche, and the love of St. Augustine. (Now that's a lofty ideal but hey.)

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09/27/2006

発想の転換(OK Go on YouTube)

テクノロジの進化に伴う法の改正や倫理学の更新が叫ばれて久しいです(よね?)が、中でもYouTubeはネット時代の著作権管理の典型的問題の一つとして知られています。

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posted by Yuuki at 05:25 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | On Technology

09/25/2006

Brahms' burning red, Coltrane's cobalt blue

Thursday night last week was the fourth concert of this year's Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival. Saturday night was Free Bridge Quintet (U.Va's official jazz faculty quintet) concert. These were the first two musical performances I attended this semester.

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posted by Yuuki at 12:39 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | On Art

09/24/2006

秘密のひみつのバトンです

すんごい久しぶりにいわゆるバトンというやつが回ってきました。しかもあの「シークレット・バトン」というやつです。

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posted by Yuuki at 03:58 | Comment(2) | TrackBack(0) | Uncategorized

09/23/2006

Present/Present, Se présenter/Présent(e)

A quite hectic week got around me. I hectically got around it. Or I got it around. Or however you have it. It has been a week of presentation.

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posted by Yuuki at 18:41 | Comment(3) | TrackBack(0) | On Language

09/18/2006

マジアカは何故パソコンに移植できないか

「マジアカ(QMA)」といえばネットワークを通じて全国のプレイヤと対戦できるコナミのアーケードクイズゲーム「クイズマジックアカデミー」のこと。

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posted by Yuuki at 00:03 | Comment(1) | TrackBack(0) | On Technology

09/17/2006

Someone give me a well-accentuated weekend

Although I thought I had had less work than the previous week, I must have been quite weary because I've slept so much since last night.

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posted by Yuuki at 12:09 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Journal/Gibberish (-Spr. 07)

09/14/2006

もう木曜

今週は先週よりは楽だったなぁ。毎週このくらいの仕事の量だといいんだけどなぁ。

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posted by Yuuki at 20:47 | Comment(2) | TrackBack(0) | Journal/Gibberish (-Spr. 07)

09/13/2006

Analytic richness of German words

In IT we are reading some Wilhelm Dilthey, a very important figure in the history of Hermeneutics, filling the gap between Schleiermacher and Gadamer.

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posted by Yuuki at 23:48 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | On Language

09/11/2006

もしも「僕が」生まれ変わったとしたら…

そもそもなんで「生まれ変わり」なんかの話をしようと思ったかと言えば先日友人E氏と次のような会話を交わしたからである。

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posted by Yuuki at 23:45 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Journal/Gibberish (-Spr. 07)

09/10/2006

Strong foundationalism, probability, and inference to the best explanation

The main point of contention between strong foundationalists and modest foundationalits is whether or not to require "Cartesian certainty" for the foundational beliefs.

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posted by Yuuki at 23:55 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | On Metaphysics/Epistemology

09/09/2006

もしも生まれ変わったとしたら…

「生まれ変わったら○○になりたい」なんてことを言うと眉をひそめて「そんなこと言うもんじゃないよ」という顔をする人達がいる。

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posted by Yuuki at 23:55 | Comment(2) | TrackBack(0) | On Metaphysics/Epistemology

09/07/2006

Music for Fall '06

Some of the musical goodies that I am recently interested in are the following:

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posted by Yuuki at 10:01 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | On Art

09/06/2006

Update: Prose (エッセー)

Here:
スピッツの『楓』と『存在と時間』
「きわめて深刻な発言」――ジダンは何をしたのか

ブログに書いてきた記事のうち比較的長くてアクセス数の多かった(多い)ものを「エッセー」としてメインのサイトにアップしました。本文の改訂はしていません。基本的にコピペです。

いくらカテゴリと月別アーカイブで整理されているとはいえ、ブログの形式内で少しは内容のある記事とどうでも良い記事を見分けるのは困難です。最近ではここのようなくだらないコンテンツばかりのブログを結果からはじくような検索エンジンサービスもあります。また、日本語Prose(散文)のセクションのエッセー・ペーパの項にいつまでも何もないのも寂しいものです(笑)。以上の理由から、普段より少しだけ時間をかけて書いた記事の体裁を整えてあげても良いかな、と考えたのでした。

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09/05/2006

Philosophical way of speaking

One of the things I noticed recently is that, in philosophy class, some people try to speak in an unnecessarily difficult way, using many intellectual-sounding polysyllabic jargons.

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posted by Yuuki at 20:13 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | On Language

09/03/2006

「気がつ」けば九月

八月に「は気がつ」かなかった。シャレにならんね。駄洒落としても相当厳しいものがある…。

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posted by Yuuki at 23:53 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Journal/Gibberish (-Spr. 07)
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