Cartography

Foxes on the Hill


A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness.




Illustration

The Curtains in the House of the Metaphysician


The Problem of Life is old. I have endeavored to approach it afresh, with a new method, in a new spirit, from a new point of view.


Dimensionality

The Common Life


I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.





Cartography

THE POEM THAT TOOK THE PLACE OF A MOUNTAIN


Look upon these splendid treasures of bound-up time, imagine them taken away, and your sense of the appalling loss will give you the measure required.





Dimensionality

Of the Manner of Addressing Clouds


An event is a very complex fact, and the relations between two events form an almost impenetrable maze.


Illustration

Not Ideas About the Thing but the Thing Itself


Before a sign may acquire meaning and therefore become a symbol there must exist something for this sign to symbolize.





Cartography

Nomad Exquisite


It is now evident that intellectual life is one long process of abstractions, generalizations, and assumptions — the three things are so many aspects of one whole activity.




Illustration

THE MAN WITH THE BLUE GUITAR


Any organism must be treated as-a-whole; in other words, that an organism is not an algebraic sum, a linear function of its elements, but always more than that.






Cartography

The House Was Quiet and The World Was Calm


Man’s achievements rest upon the use of symbols. We must consider ourselves as a symbolic, semantic class of life, and those who rule the symbols, rule us.



Dimensionality

The Doctor of Geneva


If words are not things, or maps are not the actual territory, then, obviously, the only possible link between the objective world and the linguistic world is found in structure, and structure alone.

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© Mustafa Saeed 2017