Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

when a word or phrase has multiple meanings (from Greek)

2

For Wallace, value, kept loose and polysemous, could connect depression's internal discourse

—p.2 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
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1 year, 6 months ago

For Wallace, value, kept loose and polysemous, could connect depression's internal discourse

—p.2 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
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1 year, 6 months ago

(verb) to reduce the mental or moral vigor of / (verb) to lessen the vitality or strength of

4

The effect of such forces is, for his characters, enervating

I always think it means the opposite

—p.4 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
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1 year, 6 months ago

The effect of such forces is, for his characters, enervating

I always think it means the opposite

—p.4 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
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1 year, 6 months ago

"the art of poetry"; also a poem written by Roman poet Horace in 19 BC, in which he advises poets on the art of writing poetry and drama

9

in this essay that led him into the writing of Infinite Jest lies an allegorical ars poetica

—p.9 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
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1 year, 6 months ago

in this essay that led him into the writing of Infinite Jest lies an allegorical ars poetica

—p.9 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
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1 year, 6 months ago

(in philosophy) the study of values and value judgments

14

My third and most important philosophical guidepost on value is axiology

Severs includes DFW's definition of axiology from Both Flesh and Not

—p.14 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
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1 year, 6 months ago

My third and most important philosophical guidepost on value is axiology

Severs includes DFW's definition of axiology from Both Flesh and Not

—p.14 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
notable
1 year, 6 months ago

"assuming the initial point"; a fallacy of circular reasoning

17

a textbook petitio principii

quoted from Oblivion

—p.17 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) by David Foster Wallace
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a textbook petitio principii

quoted from Oblivion

—p.17 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) by David Foster Wallace
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the study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation (adj: semiotic)

20

attempts a fusion of semiotic, economic, and psychoanalytic systems

—p.20 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
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attempts a fusion of semiotic, economic, and psychoanalytic systems

—p.20 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
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1 year, 6 months ago

referring to a passage titled "Lordship and Bondage" in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, which describes the master-slave dialectic

22

Hegel's bondsman is a recurrent trope, as is metaphysical slavery in general.

—p.22 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
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1 year, 6 months ago

Hegel's bondsman is a recurrent trope, as is metaphysical slavery in general.

—p.22 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
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1 year, 6 months ago

a major branch of Protestantism that follows the theological tradition and forms of Christian practice of John Calvin

22

Unlike Pynchon, however, Wallace does not wish to dump the legacy of Calvinism; he seeks to build fictions around work and the fervent call to work, an activity he recurrently sees not just in terms of the labor theory of value but, through the lens of Hegel, as the only way of creating a fully viable self.

—p.22 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
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1 year, 6 months ago

Unlike Pynchon, however, Wallace does not wish to dump the legacy of Calvinism; he seeks to build fictions around work and the fervent call to work, an activity he recurrently sees not just in terms of the labor theory of value but, through the lens of Hegel, as the only way of creating a fully viable self.

—p.22 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
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1 year, 6 months ago

the postulate that markets are organised most effectively by private enterprise and that the private pursuit of accumulation will generate the most common good; accomplished by opening international markets and financial networks, and downsizing the welfare state

23

The denigration of work, the celebration of efficiency, and the worship of the market are all hallmarks of the ideology that has dominated the United States since the late 1970s, neoliberalism

includes a definition of neoliberalism by Alissa G. Karl

—p.23 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
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1 year, 6 months ago

The denigration of work, the celebration of efficiency, and the worship of the market are all hallmarks of the ideology that has dominated the United States since the late 1970s, neoliberalism

includes a definition of neoliberalism by Alissa G. Karl

—p.23 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
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1 year, 6 months ago

a prolific 19th-century American writer, best known for his many young adult novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty

23

if moral values are, like money, inherited, then so, too, may the morally impoverished of his 1980s generation, new versions of Horatio Alger, go get jobs

—p.23 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
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1 year, 6 months ago

if moral values are, like money, inherited, then so, too, may the morally impoverished of his 1980s generation, new versions of Horatio Alger, go get jobs

—p.23 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) default author
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1 year, 6 months ago