A Philosopher Every Programmer Should Know: Susanne K. Langer

Susanne K. Langer

So, I recently started reading Susanne K. Langer’s classic Philosophy in a New Key (PNK). (Before I became a developer I got a couple degrees in philosophy, which is absolutely my first love.) Langer is a very wide-ranging thinker with publications in everything from formal logic to aesthetics.

PNK covers a lot of ground and though it’s all really interesting the second chapter offers up some thought that is so relevant to programmers that I had to try to get it out there. Also, it’s not relevant in the way that, say, Principia Mathematica might be relevant. Rather, it’s relevant in that it makes sense of your life. It explains why it is that you love to code.

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