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Hi, I'm Oscar, a historical linguist from the Netherlands who also likes to write about music, games, and history. Check out my longer blog posts and other writings on Sub Specie.

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Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
Mary Douglas
Signs: an Introduction to Semiotics
Thomas A. Sebeok, Marcel Danesi
Language and Space
Lynn Nadel, Mary A. Peterson, Paul Bloom

Wetenschapsfilosofie Voor Geesteswetenschappen

Wetenschapsfilosofie voor geesteswetenschappen - Michiel Leezenberg, Gerard de Vries This was my course book for philosophy of science in the second year at the University of Amsterdam. Not a big surprise, since the teacher was author #1. I found the book adequate, but nothing more. Dryly written, though it touches the important central points. The class was worse: a rehashing of what we should have read in the book, for those who hadn't. Needless to say, I stopped attending after week one and passed anyway.

I would recommend Rens Bod's 'De Vergeten Wetenschappen' for a more interesting coursebook for the history of the humanities. You can do Popper, Kuhn, etc. in one or two classes to the side for good measure.