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  1. Apr 2024
    1. prestidigitation

      magic tricks performed as entertainment.

    2. ecuniary

      concerning or involving money

    3. brio

      vigor or vivacity of style or performance.


  2. Mar 2024
    1. The field’s

      meaning Rhetoric's

    2. the closure of its circle

      was this ever open?

    3. No one else can die for me; I am allalone in death.8

      hmmm. Christ?

    4. gives it to be

      I am a strange loop. Self-referential, self-propogating, self-sustaining.

    5. Heidegger responds to this predicamentby proposing that there are, in fact, two modes of being-with-others in-the-world, one authentic and the other inauthentic. Predictably, the inauthenticmode consists in being lost in the “they.” The authentic mode, on the otherhand, consists in Dasein recovering its ownmost potentiality for Being, whichwas, from the start, “taken away by the Others.”

      modes of being-with-others in-the-world

    6. “being-there” (Dasein)

      presence? being present?

    7. “concern-for” the other (Fürsorge)
    8. “shared world” (Mitwelt)
    9. cogito

      the principle establishing the existence of a being from the fact of its thinking or awareness.

    10. being-with
    11. preoriginary relation
    12. rhetorical agency,
    13. what’s at stake in distinguishing between a heroic theory of agency andLevinas’s agency of the host-age is the ethical relation itself.
    14. différend
    15. “‘response’-ability,” that “every action, discursive or otherwise, isonly born of an engagement with the set of conditions that produced it.”
    16. unless I’mdelusional




    1. antinomy

      a contradiction between two beliefs or conclusions that are in themselves reasonable; a paradox.

    2. aporia

      In philosophy, an aporia is a philosophical puzzle or a seemingly irresoluble impasse in an inquiry, often arising as a result of equally plausible yet inconsistent premises, i.e. a paradox. It can also denote the state of being perplexed, or at a loss, at such a puzzle or impasse.



  3. Oct 2023
    1. ituated notionthat these processes of making and remaking texts heestablishing links between works in the same bindithat works st

      making and unmaking intertexuality

    2. nly to specialists, I argue thatand interpretation are frequently established and scollectors, compilers, conservators, and curators whmake books* W


      Impact: Collectors often prioritize rare or valuable editions, which can create a skewed representation of what texts are "important."
      Risk: They may alter or rebind books to improve their aesthetic or monetary value, potentially compromising historical integrity.


      Impact: Compilers decide what gets included in anthologies or collections, effectively shaping the canon.
      Risk: The context of individual works can be altered when placed alongside other texts, affecting interpretation.


      Impact: They are tasked with preserving the physical condition of books, sometimes restoring them to a state that is as close as possible to their original form.
      Risk: In doing so, they may remove evidence of a book's usage history, which could be valuable for scholarly research.


      Impact: Through exhibitions and public programs, curators influence how texts are presented and interpreted by a wider audience.
      Risk: Their choices in displaying a text can prioritize certain interpretations or historical contexts over others, potentially shaping public perception.

      Overall Implication:

      The actions and decisions of collectors, compilers, conservators, and curators collectively influence what versions of a text are available and how those texts are interpreted. While each aims to honor the text in their own way, they also introduce their own biases and priorities, which can diverge from scholarly aims or historical accuracy. Therefore, understanding their roles is essential for a nuanced approach to textual studies.

    3. rent from our own* Butshows evidence of at least three modes of readerly engoverarching one* First, working backward, its current ownvalues the books early imprints and relatively unspoiled coby a special classification number and a curatorial policy grmost limited access under highly controlled environmentand Caldecott, the books eighteenth- and nineteenth- centtexts as collectors items and had no reservation about phythem to maximize profit (in the case of the former) or prelatter)* Third, and more distantly, there is the evidence ofcompilation these items might have undergone beforeindividual units and anthologized in a morocco-bound voluof these junctures, questions arise about the influence of aperceptions of Shakespearean texts* How does the adminicareful scholarly use in today s libraries conceal the workcollectors, who were sometimes more likely to reshape sutheir own desires than to venerate them as reservoirs of lin time? More gravely, how did the work of earlier collewresting such texts from their contexts, building vo"Collected Verse" - conceal even earlier forms of textualhave seemed to them unprofitable, distast

      Three Ways of Reader Engagement with Rare Books:

      Current Ownership: The current owners place high value on the books for their early imprints and well-preserved condition. They protect these books through special classification numbers and curatorial policies that restrict access.

      Historical Collectors (18th and 19th Centuries): People from this era, like Caldecott, saw these texts as valuable collectibles. They did not hesitate to physically alter them either for maximizing profit or for preservation.

      Even Earlier Alterations: The text hints that before being bound into luxurious volumes, these works may have undergone previous modifications or compilations.


      The various forms of engagement with these rare texts—from current administrative policies to historical collectors—raise questions about the integrity and interpretation of these works. These practices potentially skew or conceal original textual forms, thereby influencing our current understanding and scholarly use of these texts. This could be particularly problematic if the aim is to preserve them as authentic pieces of literature.



  4. Aug 2023
    1. The TL;DR VersionSteps for faster and productive readingOverview1. Skim through the work noting the title, chapter, subtitles, indices, etc.2. Read the introduction & conclusion3. Fill in the rest by reading through the workEngagement1. Exigence (identify the writer’s articulation of the exigence)2. Response (identify what the writer is bringing in response to exigence).3. Key Terms/Words (locate the key terms and concepts)4. Key Citations (3-4 key citations the work relies on)5. Questions (understanding and critique)6. Speculative Response (speculate how a writer might respond to Questions in Step 5).

      Here lie the Ethics of Reading, according to Boyle, neatly condensed.

    2. Exigence

      the reason why a writer is writing on a particular subject

    3. sentence and continue on until its last, allowing the argument to unfold as if Stephen King wrote it.

      this is meta AF

    4. In response to this problem, we might want to develop something like a reading ethics that is not themoralized imperative about reading all the things but a productive practice for how we read, especiallytexts that are academic or philosophic in nature.

      Ah yes, because Ethics always solves what morals cannot...

    5. Our paucity of reading styles causes problems when we enter college or graduate school or law school

      with whom? by whom?

    6. we read in a linearfashion that allows the author of a written work to set the pace

      Do we though? I think it's interesting that the author would begin introducing their arguement by making a reference to "ADHD-prone kids" then proceed to make a claim about how they read.