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PhD Thesis

I got an email recently from someone who said that they read my PhD thesis multiple times. This produced a strange and maybe a somewhat sad feeling all at once. Sad because over the past few years I have not had much time to invest into that line of work, though I loved it very …

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Polemical Ludwig

During his lifetime Ludwig Wittgenstein published one book review, one book 75 page book, one article and one so called children’s dictionary. Below is the book review which was written by Wittgenstein when he was an undergrad student at Cambridge. The Science of Logic: an inquiry into the principles of accurate thought and scientific method. By …

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The Devil of the Excluded Middle

L E J Brouwer (1881-1966) who propounded the doctrine mathematical intuitionism. From http://www.story-lovers.com/listssufistories.html The Sufis have been using carefully constructed stories for teaching purposes for thousands of years. Though on the surface these often appear to be little more than entertaining fairytales or folktales, they enshrine — in their characters, plots, and imagery — patterns and relationships that nurture a …

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Types and the Dart Programming Language

Yesterday at Lang.NEXT Gilad Bracha presented the Dart programming language. While there are some interesting things about Dart (like mirrors and isolates), a significant part of the talk was dedicated to Dart’s type system or the lack of one. Dart aims to be a replacement for JavaScript; a cleaned up version of the same for …