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THU, OCT 17 2019
by Cristian Marmandiu
on April 12, 2019 at 8:13 AM
Keep writing Prof Bolda . Your postings are interesting, I am reading weekly.  
Many thanks  
by Thom Flewell
on April 13, 2019 at 1:35 PM
Relax, Mark! It is possible to enjoy what is not fun. Not fun doesn't mean unpleasant or unrewarding. Jeremy Bentham wrote in The Rationale of Reward that: "Prejudice apart, the game of push-pin is of equal value with the arts and sciences of music and poetry." Jeremy was right, and in this case underscores that 'fun' lies at one point along the continuum of enjoyment. Jeremy Bentham, ever the utilitarian, had his body preserved and displayed at University College in London. His head was preserved and displayed apart from his body. It is worth checking out more or Jeremy's quotes.
by Mark Bolda
on April 14, 2019 at 5:39 PM
Whoa Thom I've got to get my head around that and get back to you! The kicker on that quote from Bentham is "Prejudice apart", since that removes judgement of any kind from the picture. Sort of nixes a lot of counterargument to the rest of it.  
Good thoughts for a Sunday evening !
by Mark Bolda
on April 14, 2019 at 5:50 PM
Thank you also Cristian for the kind words - I'll keep doing my best!
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