WBEZ's Alison Cuddy recently met up with Jim at the library
to talk about Field-Tested Books
Recommended: Conversations With David Foster Wallace, a collection of rare interviews with DFW. "The Sophists had this idea: Forget this idea of what's true or not —what you want to do is rhetoric; you want to be able to persuade the audience and have the audience think you're smart and cool. And Socrates and Plato, basically their whole idea is, 'Bullshit. There is such a thing as truth, and it's not all just how to say what you say so that you get a good job or get laid, or whatever it is people think they want.'" -mt.09.03.13 #
A post from the daily flow of linkage called Fresh Signals, at Coudal.com.