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August 17, 2009

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Namit, I want to express my sincere appreciation for your blog and particularly the posts on philosophy. I have absorbed it like a wet sponge.

Vinod, that's great to hear. Thanks for your sensible commentary on other recent posts as well.

Nice to know Namit that you also think that Philosophy and 'non-science' (non-sense?) topics should be thought of importance to Scientists. I have read less of Science apart from Mathematics but I read briefly Aristotle's works, Russell-Moore's Metamathematics, Godel, Church, Turing, and plan to read Descartes, Leibniz, Kant, and philosophical thoughts of physicists and philosophers of Science like Einstein, Schrodinger, Ernst Mach, Hilary Putnam, Karl Popper, etc. I would tell you that Analytical Philosophy in the later half of the twentieth century has spoken significantly on alternative views of human language and cognition. You may read the work on Descriptive Metaphysics by Peter F. Strawson. I would love to see an article from you on Aesthetics including works of both Asian and European thinkers. I have tried to read or someday plan to read works of Plato, Aristotle, Baumgarten, Kant, Goethe, Schiller, Schopenhauer, Ruskin, Bharata, Dandin, Mammata, Rajashekhara, Anandavardhana, Abhinavagupta, Jagannatha, Nilakantha Dikshita, Rupa Goswami, and modern Indians like Tagore. I have no clue on Perso-Arabic and Sino-Tibeto-Japanese works on Aesthetics. Would be happy to see a discussion started on universal language of music or art or absolute beauty, sublime, or the connection between truth, beauty and morality.

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