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FEFE pages

Academics against armaments

S. Yorks Police 1  
S. Yorks Police 2 

University education

Green issues: a critical view

Animal welfare
Bullfighting: against
Culture industry
Death penalty: against
Drama pages
Ethics: theory and practice
Framework science: review

Gardening / construction: photographic introduction
Heat, drought, water
Gardening: bed and board
Gardening: plant protection and support
Gardening: greenhouses etc
Gardening: composting, rainwater collecting, weeding, digging
Gardening: design

Glossary: literary criticism
Heaney: ethical depth?
Heaney: translations
Heaney: introduction
Heaney:crap and credulity
Heaney: Companion
Heaney: poem reviews

Heaney: Human Chain
Ireland and Northern Ireland




Clicking on highlighted text takes you  to the page

 A New PHD-C Page is about my more recent  gardening, building, workshop and general projects as well as some less recent ones,   with many new images. A PHD-C Page contains archived / still relevant material. These and other design / construction pages are independent of the pages where I discuss very different matters,  such as the 'FEFE' pages, where I discuss restrictions which can't be justified  (as I see it) on freedom of expression, and systems of belief  / ideologies, including Christianity and  'woke' views.

Gardening, construction: introduction, with, photographs 2010 - 2020 is very comprehensive, including techniques, efficient working, new ways of working,  appearance and aesthetics. with links to other gardening  pages. Page Travel introduces  innovations in Web page navigation,  for use in 'Large Page Design'  and other applications.

The section 'Controversies' includes  pages on Christian religionabuse in the Anglican Churchgreen issues, University education - these are also FEFE pages - the death penalty, Israel and Palestinian ideology,   animal welfare and activism, objections to veganism, bullfighting,
supermarkets and small shops, Ireland and N. Ireland
 and the FEFE page  abuses of power - education  and anti-anti-woke.


Word-designs: PHD-C concrete poetry  and Innovations and new ideas: poetry and visual art are detailed accounts. Metaphor and metre present innovations  in the technical study of these subjects. 

I go beyond English in various pages, e.g.  Seamus Heaney: translations and versions, with texts in German, Dutch, Italian, Latin, classical / modern Greek, with my own translations - and a text in Polish. My anti-bullfighting page, in French as well as English, is about  bullfighting in France and Spain.




                 List of some topics, with links to pages

  Clicking on an entry in the list below takes you to the page
These topics aren't a  haphazard collection but are organized by
   their linkages and contrasts: an organizing principle for the site



of recent examples.



Below the text here - some of the site's many images, showing  some of its range and variety. Clicking on an image takes you to the page.

Some  pages, including this page, make use of Large Page Design. These pages are wide or fairly wide as well as long or fairly long and can't be viewed adequately on the small screen of a portable device.

Incorporating PHD-C: Paul Hurt Design-Construction, FEFE: Free Expression, Fresh Expression, which includes counter-evangelism, green issues, policing, education, and TTP: Theme, Theory, Practice.


Most pages  (but not this) use an innovation in Web navigation, 'the rail,' a long, thin band on the left margin.                             
Clicking on the rail gives a means of reaching top of page very quickly. At top of page, in most cases,  links 
are provided for easy page travel, travel within the page and travel to other pages.

The British Library (the national library of the United Kingdom) has selected all of this site for preservation, in the
Arts and Humanities / Literature archive and the Computer Science, Information Technology and Web Technology archive

After the collection of images below, there's a list of ideas, concepts and issues - very varied and wide-ranging - which I
discuss in the pages on the project TTL, 'Theme, theory, practice.' This project involves practical applications as well
as abstract theory.


For some time, I've been working on new, very demanding design projects. The time I have available for other projects is restricted.
Pages which I intended  to  revise and extend will have to remain for now in more or less their present state. 




PHDC  Paul Hurt Design-Construction offers genuine innovation, practicality
and a concern for aesthetics in the design and construction of 

Greenhouses -  greenhouses with presence, flexible, adaptable, with large, removable panels
to lower the internal temperature during heat waves and to allow rainfall to water the crops in
the greenhouse, reducing use of hose-pipes, with water-collecting surfaces to conserve water.
Other water-collecting surfaces, directing water to storage containers, a pond or directly to plants.
Implementing green roofs with grape vines / hop plants, avoiding the use of bulky, heavy soil.
New bed-and-board systems in gardens / allotments, with many advantages.
A solar composter, speeding up production of compost by the greenhouse effect.
A new grape vine trellising system.

A radical new roofing system, allowing inclined roofs (including water collecting roofs)
to be constructed as easily as flat roofs, complemented by a new walling system.
Workbenches for woodworking / metalworking, easy to construct, easy to dismantle,
easy to move from place to place, but solid and immovable in use, with ample storage
space and versatile working surfaces.
A vice system for woodworking with pressure exerted by a ratchet strap, not a screw thread.
Hydraulic machinery for log splitting / apple pressing, elegant, useful furniture when not in use.
Other domestic furniture- a table, a bookcase -  distinctive designs, not copies.
Van to campervan conversions which are  cost-effective, practical - and harmonious.
Wildlife aids - a bird table, a swift nesting box  which is easily and safely installed.
Simple aids  to moving loads on slopes and level ground in gardens / allotments.
Simple aids to safe working, e.g. in sheet metal work.

As well as contributions to design / construction in fields other than these.
Linkages as well as contrasts underlie to a greater or lesser extent most of this site.
I stress methods, techniques, ideas, values that are common to very different
fields of activity, ones which unify, and not only in design but far more widely -
the project TTL, 'Theme, Theory, Practice.'








Images are an important part of the site. So too are  ideas and concepts, particularly
the concepts I call {themes}.  I discuss many, many applications of {themes} in pages
of the site. These two lists give some idea of their range and variety. In the first list, the
examples are organized by {theme}. Each {theme} has its own page in the site. The
second  list gives applications which are all discussed in the page 'Interpretations.' 
The treatment  is more detailed and thorough.

Commercial pressures
Goya and violence

Mathematical proof
Truth tables
Digital electronics
Biological taxonomy
Aristotle's 'telos'
Gothic and Renaissance architecture

Generalised linkage connective
Material conditional
Teleological arguments
Vectors and directed lines
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 3.144

The key system in music
modulation in poetry
The unities of drama
Narrative {distance}
'Du' and 'Sie' in German
Edward Bullough's aesthetic {distance}
Wordsworth's boy at Windermere
The subjunctive and optative in Thucydides iii, 22
Web design and {distance}
The law of negligence


The Journey
James Connolly and the Easter Rising
Transformation in Rembrandt and Rilke
Mind, body and the rest of the world
George Orwell: capital and corporal punishment
Activism and opposition
{modification} by {diversification}
The necessary, the impossible and the contingent
The ship of Theseus
Variables and pretensions
Corroboration and falsification
Typography and action
Modal properties

Ethical decision-making
Digital technology
Military medicine: triage
Priorities in politics
{ordering} and {grouping}
The mind and concentration

Limitation and limits
Disappointment and imperfection
Exemption: slavery
Quantum mechanics
Linkage schemata
Linkage isolation
Isolation and abstraction
Isolation and 'The Whole Truth'
Isolation and distortion
Poetry and prose
Kant and the limits to knowledge
Allowing and disallowing 

Thermodynamic reversal
Elastic deformation
Inversion and musical intervals 


Of people: Shakespeare
Of people: Auschwitz-Birkenau
Between past and present
Vegetables and fruit
Human characteristics and versatility
Thermodynamic separation
{separation} and application-sphere
{separation} and separability
Areas of competence 

Evaluating the thing itself
Mathematical and scientific {substitution}

Commutative operators
Demarcation: science-metaphysics
Endothermic and exothermic reactions
Foundationalism and coherentism
Inverses of functions
Kantian categories
Mendelian factors
Meta- and para-studies
Newton's first law of motion
Newton's third law of motion
Particle in a box
Polish (prefix) notation
Referents (ambiguity of, in similes)
Schopenhauer's pessimism
Selection: natural and artificial
SI units
Thermodynamic systems as partitions

















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The page Site Map  About this site includes background information, including this, 'Emails sent to me are treated as confidential. Emails sent to me won't be released into the public domain, including publication on this site, unless with the sender's permission.'  It also includes my policy on the profiles to be found on some pages, including my reasons for including profiles and circumstances in which I could remove profiles.


Mikhail Bakhtin writes of "Dostoevsky's passion for journalism and his love of the newspaper, his deep and subtle understanding of the newspaper page as a living reflection of the contradictions of contemporary society in the cross-section of a single day, where the most diverse and contradictory material is laid out, extensively, side by side..." (Quoted in 'Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics,' translation by Caryl Emerson.)


My approach is in part systematic and rigorous, sometimes at a high level of abstraction, but I see no contradiction between system and rigour on the one hand and on the other, passion, compassion, activism, humour, an intense concern for the health of language and the vitality of culture, a whole range of other concerns. A systematic study can reveal gaps very clearly. The meticulous work of cartographers helped to show explorers which regions were still unexplored, to suggest new areas for risk and discovery. Activism and activists -  deluded and  deranged activists as well as ones I respect and admire - politics and politicians, have a part to play in the pages of the site, but also journalists, poets, musicians, scientists, engineers, labourers, scholars, miners, and many more, including animals.                  


The 'diverse material' in this site covers a very wide range, some of it of journalistic, some of it academic, some of it personal, some of it practical - working with wood, metal, other materials, designing and constructing buildings, other structures and sometimes machines, the growing of a wide range of plants. Some of it is concerned with aesthetics, some of it is concerned with ethics - with humane values and harshness, unavoidable harshness as well as harshness which can be reduced by reform or technical advances, harshness in peace and  harshness in war,  industry and nature.

Pages concerned with value judgments include appreciation as well as criticism - fair-minded and balanced, I think, even when outspoken.  There's criticism of anti-feminists as well as radical feminists, criticism of many people who oppose 'political correctness' as well as criticism of 'political correctness,' criticism of religious views - mainly, Christian views - without assuming that non-Christians and anti-Christians have a monopoly of good sense, without assuming that they are incapable of stupidity (and worse), arguments and evidence in favour of 'conservative' views, but with reservations. The page on university education contains strong criticism of some aspects of some universities - I focus attention on Cambridge but discuss others - without overlooking their very impressive strengths.


The study of linkages is one of the broadest of all studies. Linkages, and contrasts, are fundamental organizing principles of the site. I discuss linkages in many different fields and create new ones - there are many innovations here.


Many linkages are  problematic and disputed. 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  new linkages between organisms.


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 these concern topics in mathematics, physics, chemistry, philosophy and logic, including commutative operators, thermodynamic systems as partitions,  inverses of functions, indeterminate logic, induction, prefix notation, foundationalism, coherentism, S.I. units.


Ethics: theory and practice  has technical and non-technical sections. It introduces  symbolic notation for 'outweighing,' a concept which I see as fundamental in ethics but with important, wide-ranging  application-spheres.