Escha Aristotela

叶至 縁・かねたり ゆかり・兼垂 紫

founder & CEO of Physei Corporation | 株式会社「物性」の創立者や社長
philosopher as phenomenologist & (Austrian) economist | 現象学者と(オー派)経済学者としての哲学者
linguist & creator of Eucosmy | 言語学者と「易世界語」の創作者
libertarian femininist | 自由的女性主義者

Ecce Homo


“Escha Aristotela” is an all Hellenic pseudonym, which means “the best self-realization on the edge or margin”.

“Escha” refers to “marginal category” for cognitive linguistics and “marginal utility” for Austrian economics. What is a marginal category? An atypical sub-category of a certain super-category, such as ostrich among birds. No matter how to categorize myself, I can only find my place on the margin. Why? I detect, for me, the marginal utility of each domain diminishes as I invest more time in it. I don’t believe I need the very details of paleontology, historical linguistics and world history, if my purpose is to extract a philosophy of History (Geschichte) from them. Noteworthy, I have nothing against the division of labor and specialization. It’s just a special specialty to play the role of linkage between all the domains, isn’t it? So, I realize myself as a polymath & philosopher-entrepreneur.

“Aristotelā” is the feminization of “Aristotelēs”.

Its Japanese translation is 叶至縁 (Kanetari Yukari), which sounds the same as 兼垂紫, alias as a homage to Mozi.

“Yukari” means “connection”. So the best statement about my personality:

“Creativity is just connecting things.” – Steve Jobs

As a convergent node

Δημόκριτος: πεντάθλῳ ἔοικεν ὁ φιλόσοφος.
Democritus: philosopher resembles a pentathlete.

My personality is a geological phenomenon.
I would not be myself if I were deprived of any of the following layers:
0. philosophy (especially phenomenology)
1. economics (Austrian: the phenomenological economics)
2. linguistics (cognitive linguistics & historical linguistics)
3. CS, algorithms & programming
4. paleontology, world history
5. mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, uranology, geology
6. major languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Greek)
7. minor languages (Korean, Hebrew, Thai, Russian, Finnish…)

The nodes converging into me

You can best learn who I am through whom I read. Each of them is (not was) “a happy warrior and a mind like a diamond”. I love so lovely an expression from Coincidentally, it’s like my nijigen virtual image:

墨子 (Mozi)*
杨子 (Yangzi)*
Arthur SchopenhauerDie Welt als Wille und Vorstellung
Parerga und Paralipomena
Friedrich NietzscheGötzen-Dämmerung
Jenseits von Gut und Böse
Zur Genealogie der Moral
Die Philosophie im tragischen Zeitalter der Griechen
Schopenhauer als Erzieher
Ecce Homo
Vom Nutzen und Nachteil der Historie für das Leben
Menschliches, Allzumenschliches
Die fröhliche Wissenschaft
Also sprach Zarathustra
Martin HeideggerNietzsche
Sein und Zeit
Einleitung in die Philosophie
Einführung in die phänomenologische Forschung

Unterwegs zur Sprache
Die Grundprobleme der Phänomenologie
Die Grundbegriffe der antiken Philosophie
Karl JaspersNietzsche: Einführung in das Verständnis seines Philosophierens
Vernunft und Existenz
Einführung in die Philosophie

Vom Ursprung und Ziel der Geschichte
Die großen Philosophen
Gilles DeleuzeNietzsche et la philosophie
Mille plateaux
Différence et répétition

Qu’est-ce que la philosophie ?
Simone de BeauvoirMémoires d’une jeune fille rangée
Le deuxième sexe
La longue marche : essai sur la Chine
Ludwig von MisesBureaucracy
The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality
Human Action: A Treatise on Economics
Theory and History

Politique économique
Murray N. RothbardMan, Economy, and State
Power and Market
The Ethics of Liberty
Anatomy of the State
For a New Liberty – The Libertarian Manifesto
An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought

Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature and Other Essays
Making Economic Sense
Economic Controversies
Education Free & Compulsory
Ayn Rand
(Алиса Розенбаум)
Atlas Shrugged
For the New Intellectual
The Virtue of Selfishness

Other minds I prefer:

A Study of HistoryA. J. Toynbee
Die Idee der PhänomenologieEdmund Husserl
L’évolution créatriceHenri Bergson
L’aventure sémiologique
Roland Barthes
Cours de linguistique généraleFerdinand de Saussure
La phénoménologieJean-François Lyotard
An Agorist Primer
New Libertarian Manifesto
S. E. Konkin III
Die Weltreligionen: Konfuzianismus und TaoismusMax Weber
*Diogenes Laërtius