In Defense of Wasting Time: On C. Thi Nguyen’s “Games: Agency As Art”

JULY 2, 2022 I PLAY GAMES: video and board games. I’m ashamed of it, and ashamed that I’m ashamed — ashamed because such games carry an air of childishness and frivolity, and ashamed at my shame because, well, why should anyone care? But I do care, so I play my games in private, sitting in … Read more

Playing games with philosophy

Macedonio Fernández (1874-1952), or just “Macedonio” as he is affectionately known, was an Argentine writer who had a significant influence on Jorge Luis Borges. Today he is not much remembered; for many, Borges overshadowed him entirely. But he deserves the twelve scholarly essays collected in this book. According to Borges, Macedonio was an unforgettable conversationalist … Read more