Category Archives: Literature

The New Godwin’s

Charles Stross recently revealed that he uses a software package called “Scrivener” to keep track of the complicated plots of novels he’s writing. His disclosure prompted an interesting discussion about the functions of literature, the uses of software, and Tolstoy. One bright bulb, however, took umbrage at all of this talk of literature, and tossed […]

Reverse Solipsism

In the previous post, you were challenged to convince yourself that real people are imaginary. But most people would rather do the opposite. Most people spend a lot of time convincing themselves that imaginary people are real. The imaginer mistakenly imagines that his imagination is fully under his control, so he assumes that imaginary people […]