Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Library of Misremembered Books


The Ten Contradictory Traits of Creative People - Library of Misremembered Books: “In her new book Library of Misremembered Books, Marina Luz creates new book covers from the vague and hilarious ways in which people can’t recall the exact names of books.

Anyone who has worked in a bookstore knows only too well that moment when a customer approaches by saying, “So I don’t remember the title, or the author, but-.” And we’ve all been on the other side of the counter, trying to pinpoint something we can’t quite describe at a bookstore (“It’s a murder mystery, but also quite funny”), or at a video store (“Could be subtitled, but then again, now that I think about it, maybe it wasn’t”), or at a mechanic (“The car is kind of going gu-chunk, gu-chunk; except on hills, when it’s more of a clickety-tickety”). We are usually left not only without an answer, but also with the overwhelming sense that we have lost some small piece of our dignity in the attempt.

See also (via this threada list of misremembered titles from the Fukui Prefectural Library in Japan. (via literary hub)”

In this blog series we are exploring the latest fraud-related events and issues on the rise in our digitized world. The first installment in the series explored account takeovers (ATO) and the $7 billion yearly loss affecting even the largest organizations.

Fraud trends part 2: holiday fraud and account protection

The hospitals in Australia are being overrun. Not from Covid. And no one can explain why. “To be clear, Covid is not causing the hospital crisis in Western Australia. The state has incredibly strict border restrictions, even by Australian standards, and almost no cases.”

Here’s what we really know about COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness

Poynter: “If you don’t read any further, know this: No vaccine is 100% effective against any disease. The COVID shots are no exception. Effectiveness in preventing infection — defined as a positive test result — appears in some studies to wane sharply the more time that goes by after completing the one- or two-shot regimen. But on key measures — prevention of serious illness, hospitalization and death — real-world studies from the U.S. and abroad generally show protection weakening slightly, particularly in older or sicker people, but remaining strong overall, even with the rise of the more infectious delta variant of the COVID virus. The bottom line? Getting vaccinated with any of the three vaccines available in the U.S. reduces the chance of getting infected in the first place, and significantly cuts the risk of hospitalization or death if you do contract COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published a study showing fully vaccinated people were more than 10 times less likely to die or be hospitalized than the unvaccinated. “When it comes to what matters, vaccines hold up really well,” said Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious-disease physician and senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. “They were designed to tame the virus.”..

  1. Alonzo Church, by Harry Deutsch and Oliver Marshall.
  2. Metaphysical Explanation, by Andrew Brenner, Anna-Sofia Maurin, Alexander Skiles, Robin Stenwall, and Naomi Thompson.
  3. Natural Deduction Systems in Logic, by Francis Jeffry Pelletier and Allen Hazen.


  1. Jan Łukasiewicz, by Peter Simons.
  2. The Notation in Principia Mathematica, by Bernard Linsky.
  3. Ludwig Wittgenstein, by Anat Biletzki and Anat Matar.
  4. Pietro Pomponazzi, by Craig Martin.
  5. Computability and Complexity, by Neil Immerman.
  6. Feminist Perspectives on Power, by Amy Allen.
  7. Anaphora, by Jeffrey C. King and Karen S. Lewis.
  8. Anarchism, by Andrew Fiala.
  9. Virtue Epistemology, by John Turri, Mark Alfano, and John Greco.
  10. Attention, by Christopher Mole.
  11. The Paradox of Suspense, by Aaron Smuts.
  12. Secession, by Allen Buchanan and Elizabeth Levinson.

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  1. Naturalism, Human Flourishing, and Asian Philosophy: Owen Flanagan and Beyond, by Bongrae Seok (ed.) is reviewed by L.K. Gustin Law.     

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Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media     

  1. Hannah Arendt by Samantha Rose Hill, reviewed by Jerry Turner in the London Review of Books.
  2. Pragmatism as Anti-Authoritarianism by Richard Rorty, reviewed by Michael S. Roth at Los Angeles Review of Books.
  3. A Philosopher Looks at Work by Raymond Geuss, reviewed by Nicholas H. Smith at Australian Book Review.