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The essays on Mostly Aesthetics are mostly about philosophy, and the arts, and aesthetics. They are sometimes about just one or the other, and, every once in a while, about something else. Now and then there will be a poem. The author, Brad Skow, is a philosopher at MIT.

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Topics range from the qualities that make a story good, to the history of adoption; from form and meaning in poetry, or declining vision, to free speech, and liberalism and conservatism. There are poems about history and about the interpretation of quantum mechanics.

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On philosophy and the arts


Academic philosopher; curious reader.