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Resisting expertise

As I read more on interdisciplinarity, learn more about it through my daily work, talk more to colleagues who do fascinating interdisciplinary work and lead fascinating interdisciplinary lives, there is pressure on me to become an expert in the discipline of interdisciplinarity. There is something obviously...

Contradictions and language

The experience of life is beset with contradiction, even paradoxes. To say this is banal yet it touches the deepest parts of human experience. Such contradictions can be a source of internal conflict and unhappiness. We can refer to this fact of our lives with folk truths and clichés or we...

A personal heritage…in links

This blog gives my intellectual and academic heritage – and is a chance for me to practise making links in WordPress! Paternal Grandfather: E H Gombrich and also here, at the Gombrich archive. Maternal Grandfather: Carl J Friedrich Father: Richard Gombrich Maternal Uncle 1: Otto Friedrich Maternal...

Starting a blog – personal style

I guess the big deal about starting a blog is what you put out there first. I feel daunted about what stuff should first be committed for all to see. Ideally, I would like to write about 100 blog entries all at the same time so that there is at least some attempt at a balanced view about who I am and what my...

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