The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

February 4, 2017

more boundary corrosion-dissolution kyeezee electric guitar

thanks to Mitchell Clark for the Kyeezee!
thanks to Luke Damrosch for the programs

51. Application of the imperative. Compare these orders:
 	Raise your arm.
 	Imagine . . .
 	Work . . . out in your head
 	Consider . . .
 	Concentrate your attention on .	. .
 	See this figure as a cube
with these:
 	Intend . . .
 	Mean . . . by these words
 	Suspect that this is the case
 	Believe that it is so
 	Be of the firm conviction . . .
 	Remember that this happened
 	Doubt whether it has happened
 	Hope for his return.

Is _this_ the difference, that the first are voluntary, the
second involuntary mental movements? I may rather say that
the verbs of the second group do not stand for actions.
(Compare with this the order: "Laugh heartily at this joke.)
- Wittgenstein, Zettel, trans. Anscombe

pulse , subpulse , witness
(fashion, melodica, viola)

" 259. 'But how can human understanding outstrip reality and
itself _think_ the unverifiable?' -- Why should we not _say_ the
unverifiable? For we ourselves made it unverifiable.

A false _appearance_ is produced/ And how can it be so much as
_look_ like that? For don't you want to say that this _like
that_ is not a description at all? Well, then it isn't a _false_
appearance either, but rather one that robs us of our
orientation. So that we clutch our brows and ask: How can that
be? "

- Wittgenstein, Zettel, trans. Anscombe

Pulse of the world: bootstraps to the slaughterhouse!
Subpulse: bootstraps!

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