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Two meanings of “Quality”

The word “quality” can be used to mean quite different things. I want to explore here a distinction between two uses of the word that are connected but are actually quite opposed to each other. In large organizations like companies and authorities, there is nowadays a lot of discussion about “quality management” and “quality assurance”. … Continue reading

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Over time, I have noticed that I am increasingly interested in essays and similar forms of literature, as well as in poems, while my interest in novels and fiction has decrease (with a few exceptions). One of my favorite texts is the Hojoki, a Japanese autobiographic text written by  Kamo no Chōmei ( 1153 or 1155–1216). ( You … Continue reading