Al cuore della deduzione: il modus ponens

Uno dei principi più indubitabili e universali del ragionamento è quello noto come modus ponens. Questo principio è indubitabile perché esprime l’essenza della deduzione, cioè della derivazione di verità da altre verità. Perciò, negarlo equivarrebbe a negare la stessa possibilità di produrre deduzioni. Di conseguenza, il modus ponens è anche universale, nel senso che è […]

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Beauty Through Non-Standard Simplicity: Crockett’s Theme by Jan Hammer

Crockett’s Theme is an instrumental tune included in the soundtrack of the 80s TV series Miami Vice. The soundtrack’s composer, Jan Hammer, is a well known virtuoso keyboard player who played an important part in the definition of fusion music in the 70s and 80s. The arrangement and production of Crockett’s Theme are rather sophisticated, […]

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Maybe I Don’t Know If I Should Change: Modal Interchange in Such a Shame by Talk Talk

Such a Shame was the biggest commercial success by Talk Talk, and certainly one of the most defining pop songs of the 1980s. The expressive vocal performance of Mark Hollis (who also wrote the song), the rather mysterious lyrics, and the romantic synth lines in the refrain are probably the most celebrated characteristics of the […]

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