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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.

Currently reading

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
Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking - Douglas R. Hofstadter, Emmanuel Sander

NR: Hofstadter & Sander - Surfaces and Essences. A big fat tome on analogy as a cognitive concept. This is what I need right now for my thesis.