This is Wesley’s page

He can put whatever he likes here


Macaulay on Milton

Macaulay on Mackintosh

Macaulay on the State of England in 1685

Notes on (Heidegger and) Æsthetics

My Religious Beliefs

Some Scots

Should Computer Scientists Read Derrida?

Yield Curve Risk Factors

The Convexity Bias and Volatility Expectations

Default Curves and Credit Spread Dynamics

Implications of Merton Models for Corporate Bond Investors

Talk to USC Math Finance Students Association

A New Monetary Standard

Lecture Notes on the Effective Topos

Some of my Old Papers

Some Papers that Cite Me

Python Bits and Pieces

A Plug for my Book

My web log


G. E. Moore tells us that

In answer to the question why the new subject he created should be called ‘philosophy’ Wittgenstein said that though what he was doing was different from what Plato or Berkeley had done yet people might feel that it takes the place of what they had done – might be inclined to say, ‘This is what I really wanted...’

This rationale for our communications can be generalised beyond philosophy to those judgements of relative epistemic priority I have been discussing. If we are to engage in such discourse without needless acrimony and confusion we must have the courage of our parochialism, recognise that only those with whom we share our preoccupations and epistemic temperament will see the point of our communications and relinquish any claim on the attention of those who do not.


Frank Cioffi, Wittgenstein on Freud and Frazer, 1998