Archives for January 17, 2009

Back to the river

First outing this year, on a day that fitted the description of english weather “all four seasons in a day”. Happily that included summer, since I was down to shorts and a tee-shirt in the sunshine portion. We couldn’t scrounge up eight people so went out in the IV of doom, which isn’t nearly as…

Hegel does maths

While browing the Dictionary of Philosophy, on my way towards Hobbes, I stopped at Hegel, and noticed a comment about his “orbits of the planets”, something to the effect that the view that he proved, from first principles, that there are seven planets, is an error of translation. Odd, I thought: Hegel I know little…