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E-mail Newsletter Edition INTELLECTUAL DIGEST© Volume 1, Issue 1 31 July 2010 Up from the Ashes... Special points of interest:  Intellectual Digest website will be live soon.  First online edition of the magazine slated to be available on August 31, 2010.  First print edition of the magazine to be published on September 15, 2010.  Stay Tuned … . Inside this issue: The Intellectual 2 The Medium 2 Shadows on the Wall 2 Dilemma 3 The Philosopher’s Stone 3 Future Editions 3 About the Editor 4 The phoenix metaphor is overworked, but it seems particularly apt in this circumstance of the re-launch of a magazine that went out of print in the mid-70s. Each edition of the defunct magazine had a series of compact, captioned paragraphs (digests,) each summarizing some new development in knowledge, accomplishment in science, breakthrough in medicine, or a new and elegant mathematical solution. The digests were well informed, well written, and very often done with a wit that was easy to appreciate. In each edition there was at least one feature article by or about, or interview with, a significant thinker of the times. These articles were often fascinating and good enough to be cited in footnoted work of a scholarly nature. I was recently contacted by a scholar asking my permission to use one of the articles appearing in an old issue of Intellectual Digest in a scholarly article she was writing. And I have received other contacts through the intellectual digest website. For reasons I shall go into in the online and print editions of the magazine, I think the timing is particularly ripe to bring this project forward. ©miabengtsson 2003-2004 A Note on Categories It seems so simple: identify categories to be used to organize content on the intellectual digest website and in the print version. But categories are not sim- ple. For an overview of the issues you may go to: entries/categories (accessed 418-2010.) I have settled on three: nature (physics); metaphysics; and, aesthetics. I am fpr the most part an Aristotelian. Turns out, my categories are Platonic. Aren’t all categories artificial? (Cf. Kant)


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