04 Jun 2023 08:27 - 17 Jun 2023 08:29
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    • A private phrase I tend to use to mean something like, "this set of concepts has power because it captures some truth in an elegantly formal way". Usually meant admiringly; in that I wish my own thoughts had this powerfully precise bite to them. Freud, Norman O. Brown, RD Laing, are some authors who exhibit this quality of thought (for good or ill).
    • May be related to structuralism, although I never really understood what that was all about to be honest, whereas algebraic is something deeply felt. GOFAI tends towards the algebraic: Cyc, but even more Meaningness's early work cognitive cliches
    • Also suggests various occult systems like Tarot and Kabbalah, or something meta to them.