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The Prelude of Divine Wisdom in the Art of Aphorism

Zura Shiolashvili’s writing has passion, and passion is a rare thing in English-language philosophy. He is also an exponent of the art of aphorism, using language to transcend the functional constraints of language itself. A swine lies down in dirt by its own will; a genuine man, walking on his pathway can only be thrust […]

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Invoicing on ChorusPro [1]

**Here’s the short version which I hope answers your question. To see the ‘invoices’ menu option, you need to log out and log back in again.** Invoicing on ChorusPro The French government has introduced a new centralized online invoicing system which small suppliers of services to universities have to deal with. It’s the most horrific […]

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Brexit, flowing like honey

Melliferous vs Mellifluous Among the many wonderful benefits to flow from the UK Brexit crisis, I am personally grateful to John Bercow, surely one of the greatest Speakers of the British House of Commons, for prompting me to clarify an essential question of word meaning. Calling on honourable members to attend to the explanation by […]

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Brilliant Philosophy Covers

Nothing to do with recapitulating well-known philosophical themes with new instrumentation, this is a sequel to an admittedly snide post of a few years back, where I mused that if academic philosophers cannot think of a nice cover for their books, perhaps they should not have written them in the first place. This time we’re […]

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Find Straight Quotes and Apostrophes

A normal search for a single or double quote mark will bring up curly (“smart”) quotes/apostrophes as well as straight (dumb) ones. To search only for the straight ones, open the search dialogue box, enable Wildcards searching, and search for ^034 (double quotes) ^039 (single quote) With thanks to Graham Mayor, originally cited at pcreview.

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