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Overview Edit

This Dialogue attaches to the next one. They are based on preludes and fugues from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Achilles and the Tortoise bring a present to the Crab, who has a guest: the Anteater. The present turns out to be a recording of the W.T.C.; it is immediately put on. As they listen to a prelude, they discuss the structure of preludes and fugues, which leads Achilles to ask how to hear a fugue: as a whole, or as a sum of parts? This is the debate between holism and reductionism, which is soon taken up in the Ant Fugue.

While you read Edit

  1. What is the status of Fermat's infamous "Last Theorem" today?

Questions Edit

  1. According to the Crab on p. 280, there is a strong connection between preludes and fugues, where one sets the mood for the other. Can you think of another "level of meaning" of this relation?

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