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16 May 2021 12:13 - 06 Mar 2022 11:31

    • 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).
    • Weirdly also used to mean roughly "awesome" by Finn in Adventure Time.
    • May be related to structuralism, although I never really understood what that was all about to be honest, whereas algebraic is something deeply felt.
    • Also suggests various occult systems like Tarot and Kabbalah, or something meta to them.