If you were to do a Continental Philosophy PhD, what topic might you direct your energies towards?
[...] people are always creditting saussure with the signified/signifier distinction. [...] schleiermacher
(regarding varese--i don't know how unrealizable his projects were. he was able to incorporate some of his work on Sirius into Density 21.5 (or Deserts? or Arcana...can't remember now) and part of Espaces became Etudes for Espaces. The latter was left out of Varese's catalog--but recently Peter Eotvos has taken to conducting the revised piece...in october, he , PM me if you're interested. oh, and try to read what Iannis Xenakis has to say about Varese if you get a chance. I used to have a manifesto Xenakis wrote on serial music (well, the crisis in serial music) and he wrote in glowing terms of Varese and his forethought/vision.)
people are always creditting saussure with the signified/signifier distinction. after picking up a 19th century text on biblical hermeneutics, it is obvious this distinction goes back quite some time
what i learnt was that you need to find a superviser, and set them on fire with your inspiration... they should guide your proposal, then you apply for the course
Mistersloane, do you know anything about Varèse's political affiliations? I was once told that he was a very high-ranking communist party official, but I've never been able to confirm or contradict this.