an in-between move

Cool kids read The Bellman.


Don't read this blog!

I mean, thanks for dropping by my little corner of the blogospheric backwaters, but the blog you should be reading is The Bellman. The stuff I post there is much, much less likely to be imbued with dormitive powers.


[German, from zwischen, intermediate + zug, move

Literally an "in-between move". A move in a tactical sequence is called a zwischenzug* when it does not relate directly to the tactical motif in operation. |source|

image copyright TWIC

From this position, black played a zwischenzug: 19…d5
(Linares 2002, 1-0)


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David Rowland studies philosophy at the University of Illinois - Urbana / Champaign, where he's an active member of the Graduate Employees Organization. He used to play a lot of chess, but wasn't all that good. He has a blog. And email.



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some blogs I read

strip mining for whimsy
It's Matt's World
School of Blog
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Echidne of the Snakes
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Running from the Thought Police
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Eric Lee


some A-list blogs

This Modern World
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Political Animal
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some other links

Rule 33
This Week in Chess
War Nerd
National Priorities Project
Bible Gateway
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A Weekly Dose of Architecture
Orsinal: Morning Sunshine
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Safety Sign Builder
Get Your War On


some philosoblogging

Six views about reasons
Seidman on reflection and rationality
And another thing
Tiffany's argument for strong internalism
Internalism v. Externalism
What do internalists believe anyway?
Rationalism and internalism
The experimental method in philosophy
Advertising to children
On moral skepticism
A linguistic argument
More on Williams
Williams on reasons
General and particular
Normativity and morality
Political intuitions
What it is, what it was, and what it shall be
Objectivity and morality
Thinking revolution
Abortion and coercion
Moore on torture
On the phenomenology of deliberation
Even more Deliberation Day
more Deliberation Day
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He made a porch for the throne where he might judge, cont.
He made a porch for the throne where he might judge
Every shepherd is an abomination
Droppin' H-bombs
ad hominem

Friday, February 27, 2004


Zwichenzug culture watch

This week's topic is books on the night stand. Or, more accurately, books in the milk crate near my bed or on the floor within reach of my bed.

Goin' to Kansas City / Nathan W. Pearson Jr.
Not just another Count Basie/Jay McShann/Charlie Parker/Bennie Moten hagiography. This book delivers a social history of KC and the midwest through the lens of jazz. Pearson approaches the subject more as a folklorist than as a historian, and the book consists mainly of firsthand accounts from musicians. Now if only I could find recordings of the Kansas City Rockets, the Twelve Clouds of Joy, and the Tuxedo Brass Band...

Webster's New World Dictionary
I still have the same big blue dictionary I took to college in 1989. Didn't use it much until a very wise person convinced me that it was a lot smarter to look up words than to puzzle out meanings from context. Before too much longer the spine is going to break.

Cases in Collective Bargaining & Industrial Relations
This book should be on my night stand, but I just bought it yesterday and I accidentally left it at school. It has about 100 case studies reconstructed from NLRB records. I'm hoping to use a few of them next time I teach Intro to Ethics.

The Radical Reader / Timothy Patrick McCarthy and John McMillan, eds.
An anthology of primary texts from the American radical tradition. It has everything from the Bill of Rights to The Boondocks.

Chapterhouse: Dune / Frank Herbert
Science fiction's gift to insomniacs. Nothing will put you to sleep faster.

And then there's Rawls, Rawls, Rawls, and the Cambridge Companion to, you guessed it, Rawls. What great works of literature are within your grasp?

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