The study of linkages is one of the broadest of all studies. I discuss linkages in many different fields and create completely new ones. There are many innovations and new ideas here, some of them practical,  in gardening and construction - the page Gardening: photographic introduction gives information about some of these - and in Web design/ Information technology.  These include new ways of navigating pages, which can be used in long pages and in Large Page Design and are introduced  in the pages Web Design and Page Travel.

Other innovations concern poetry, for example innovations in concrete poetry (the page includes an 'exploding poem,' also shown in the selection of images below), in the study of metaphor and metre, and in a form which uses linkage by meaning to complement linkage by sound. (See also Glossary: poetryMy poems cover a wide range, including humour and sarcasm, war,  child labour, nature and troubled relationships. The reviews section includes what I believe is the most comprehensive discussion  anywhere  of the case against Seamus Heaney's poetry and a study of Kafka and Rilke.


Alphabetical list of topics, with links to pages:

Many linkages are  problematic and disputed, for example the linkage between mind and body (in dualist views), and between mathematics and science. Astrologers find a linkage between human personality and celestial objects whilst skeptics find no convincing evidence.

Scientific advances involve new linkages: Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation proposed a linkage between all the bodies in the Universe, Darwin's Theory of Evolution proposed new linkages between organisms.

Poems: humour, war, nature etc
Poetry: composite forms
Poetry: concrete
Poetry: of Jared Carter
Poetry: meaning linkage
Poetry: metaphor
Poetry: metre/meter
Poetry: music linkages
Poetry: sound linkage
Religions and ideologies
Reviewing and criticism
Supermarkets and small shops
{themes}: {completion}

{themes}: {direction}
{themes}: {distance}
{themes}: {modification}
{themes}: {ordering}
{themes}: {resolution}
{themes}: {restriction}
{themes}: {reversal}
{themes}: {separation}
{themes}: {substitution}
{theme} theory: interpretations
{theme} theory: introduction
{theme} theory: introduction (pdf)
Veganism: against 
Web design: page travel
Web design: in detail

About this site gives a wide range of background information about the site.


This is an English language site, of course, but I go beyond English in various places, such as the page Seamus Heaney: translations and versions. I discuss texts in French, Italian, German, Dutch, Latin, classical Greek, modern Greek and Polish, usually with my own translations.

Most of the material is non-technical. The page introducing {theme} theory (which includes linkage and contrast) is one exception. I explain some conceptual innovations and go beyond natural language, developing a symbolic notation with many uses and substantial advantages. Pages which make use of  this notation include  interpretations.  Most of the interpretations concern mathematics, physics, chemistry and philosophy. The page Ethics: theory and practice introduces  symbolic notation for 'outweighing,' a concept which I regard as fundamental in ethics but with other application-spheres.

Paul Hurt

The section 'Controversies' includes  pages on bullfighting, animal welfare and activism, the death penalty, Israel, Islamist terrorism and  Palestinian ideology, green ideology, feminist ideology, religions, supermarkets and small shops and Ireland and Northern Ireland: distortions and illusions, including the Troubles in Northern Ireland. This section also contains a collection of my aphorisms and a discussion of the aphorism form.

Linkage and contrast provide a powerful way of viewing human personality in its frequent mixture of strength and weakness and the often grotesque contradictions to be found in societies and give new perspectives in ethics and politics. The drama section illustrates this distinctive viewpoint. It includes the scripts of the play Maestro, with an  introduction and photographs and the play 8 a.m. and an outline of a largely comic  screenplay,  also with photographs.

Although the  pages of the site (over 70 of them) are very varied in subject and tone, {themes}, such as linkage and contrast, provide the organizing principle, whether or not {themes} are cited explicitly.

About this site
Animal welfare and activism
Culture industry
Death penalty
Design and construction
Ethics: theory and practice
Framework science: review
Gardening: photographic introduction
Gardening: beds
Gardening: protection and support

Gardening: cloches and greenhouse
Gardening: composting

Glossary: general
Glossary: poetry

Green ideology
Heaney, Seamus: introduction
Heaney: Cambridge Companion
Heaney: crap and credulity
Heaney: selected poems, criticism
Heaney: ethical depth?
Heaney: translations and versions
Ireland and Northern Ireland
Islamism and Islamist terrorism
Israel: defending
Kennedy, A L: fiction and non-fiction
Mobile phones
Palestinian ideology
Play: Maestro, introduction
Play: Maestro, script
Play: 8 a.m



The British Library has selected this site for preservation in the Arts and Humanities / Literature archive and the Computer Science, Information Technology and Web Technology archive 



      Below, some of the images on the site. Clicking on an image takes you to the page, except in the case of the animated image 'Two bombers exploded ...' which appears on the pages 'Concrete poetry' and  'Poems.'

Peak Forest Primary School