Criteria for Diagrammatic Truth

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For one of my two finals dissertations at the University of Leeds (BA, Mathematics & Philosophy, 1972), I wrote about Nelson Goodman’s book ‘Languages of Art’, which had been published in 1968. Heavy on symbolic logic, it was went on to become very influential in philosophy of art circles. Well, I found a bit of ‘sloppiness’ in Goodman’s logic, wrote …

Fifty Years of Street Photography

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It is slightly ironic that when I started taking my photography almost as a full time job, about 6 / 7 years ago, I thought that the area that I was lacking was portrait work. And, by that, I meant candids, on the street. Mick Yates. Streets of Aswan. 1975. Yet, as I work my way through scanning my slides …