About this site
Abuses of power: education, policing
Animal welfare and activism
Bullfighting: against
Cambridge University
Christian religion: against
Church of England: against
Culture industry
Death penalty: against
Design/construction: other
Ethics: theory and practice
Feminist ideology
Framework science: review

Gardening / construction: photographic introduction, 2010 - 2020
Gardening: bed and board
Gardening: protection and support
Gardening: greenhouses, cloches
Gardening: composting, rainwater collecting, weeding, digging, no dig
Gardening: design principles
Glossary: general
Green ideology and the Green Party
Heaney, Seamus: introduction
Heaney: Cambridge Companion
Heaney: crap and credulity
Heaney: selected poems, criticism
Heaney: ethical depth?
Heaney: translations and versions
Ireland and Northern Ireland
Israel: defending


Palestinian ideology


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The study of linkages is one of the broadest of all studies. I discuss linkages in many different fields and create new ones. There are many innovations here.  PHD: Paul Hurt Design introduces my design work. The page Gardening/construction: introduction, with photographs 2010 - 2020  introduces my design work in gardening,  including techniques, efficient working, new ways of working as well as appearance and aesthetics.  In the introduction, I quote Jane Grigson: ''In my most optimistic moments, I see every town ringed again with small gardens, nurseries, allotments, greenhouses, orchards, as it was in the past, an assertion of delight and human scale.' The other gardening pages give more detailed material on my gardening work.

The page
Design/construction: other is very varied, with information about innovations in areas other than gardening.  Page Travel and  Web Design are about my innovations in Web page navigation,  with many advantages in 'Large Page Design'  and other applications.


The section 'Controversies' includes  pages on green ideology, veganism,  Christian religion, the death penalty, Israel and Palestinian ideology, feminist ideology, animal welfare and activism, bullfighting supermarkets and small shops, Ireland and N. Ireland, University education (mainly at Cambridge), secondary education and policing.


Designing with words: PHD concrete poetry and Innovations and new ideas: poetry and visual art are comprehensive accounts.  The page metaphor and the page metre present innovations  in the technical study of these subjects. There are pages on modulation, on linkage by meaning and linkage by sound. My poems cover a wide range, including humour and sarcasm, war,  child labour, nature and troubled relationships. There are  pages which make  the case against Seamus Heaney's poetry and one on Rilke and Kafka.


This is an English language site, of course, but I go beyond English in various places, such as the page Seamus Heaney: translations and versions. I discuss texts in German, Dutch, Italian, Latin, classical Greek, modern Greek and Polish,  providing my own translations in most cases.



PHD: Paul Hurt Design
Poems: humour, war, nature etc
Poetry: innovations, new ideas
Poetry: composite forms
Poetry: concrete
Poetry: modulation

Poetry: line length
Poetry: meaning linkage
Poetry: metaphor
Poetry: metre / meter
Poetry: sound linkage
Religion and ideology
Reviewing and criticism
South Yorkshire Police
Supermarkets and small shops
Teaching: capability
Teaching and leaving teaching
{themes}: {adjustment}
{themes}: {completion}

{themes}: {direction}
{themes}: {distance}
{themes}: {modification}
{themes}: {ordering}
{themes}: {resolution}
{themes}: {restriction}
{themes}: {reversal}
{themes}: {separation}
{themes}: {substitution}
{theme} theory: interpretations
{theme} theory: introduction
{theme} theory: introduction (pdf)
Veganism: against 
Web design: page-travel
Web design: in detail


     Below:  list of some topics, with links to pages

Many of the pages make use of Large Page Design.
These pages are wide, or fairly wide, as well as long, or fairly long.
They can't be viewed adequately on the small screen of a portable device.
Below the text here - some of the many, many images on  the site, showing something of its  range and variety. (Clicking on an image takes you to the page).



Most pages of the site  incorporate an innovation in Web page navigation, 'the rail,' a long blue band
on the left side of the page. Clicking on the rail gives a means of reaching the top of page very quickly.

The British Library has selected all of this site for preservation, in the Arts and Humanities / Literature
archive and the Computer Science, Information Technology and Web Technology archive.

PHD, Paul Hurt Design: a project not a business





Mikhail Bakhtin writes of "Dostoevsky's passion for journalism and his love of the newspaper, his deep and subtle understanding of the newspaper page as a living reflection of the contradictions of contemporary society in the cross-section of a single day, where the most diverse and contradictory material is laid out, extensively, side by side..." (Quoted in 'Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics,' translation by Caryl Emerson.)


My approach is in part systematic and rigorous, sometimes at a high level of abstraction, but I see no contradiction between system and rigour on the one hand and on the other, passion, compassion, activism, humour, an intense concern for the health of language and the vitality of culture, a whole range of other concerns. A systematic study can reveal gaps very clearly. The meticulous work of cartographers helped to show explorers which regions were still unexplored, to suggest new areas for risk and discovery.

Activism and activists -  deluded and  deranged activists as well as ones I respect and admire - politics and politicians, have a part to play in the pages of the site, but also journalists, poets, musicians, scientists, engineers, labourers, scholars, miners, and many more, including animals.                  


The 'diverse and contradictory' material in this site covers a very wide range, some of it of journalistic, some of it academic, some of it personal, some of it practical - working with wood, working with metal, working with other materials, designing and constructing buildings, other structures and sometimes machines, the growing of a wide range of plants. Some of it is concerned with aesthetics, some of it is concerned with ethics - with humane values and harshness, unavoidable harshness as well as harshness which can be reduced by reform or technical advances, harshness in peace and  harshness in war,  industry and nature. There are polemical pages but far more non-polemical ones.


Pages concerned with value judgments include appreciation as well as criticism - criticism which is fair-minded and balanced, I think, even when outspoken - for example, criticism of anti-feminists as well as radical feminists, criticism of many people who oppose 'political correctness' as well as criticism of 'political correctness,' criticism of religious views - mainly, Christian views - without assuming that non-Christians and anti-Christians have a monopoly of good sense, without assuming that they are incapable of stupidity (and worse), arguments and evidence in favour of 'conservative' views but with significant reservations, strong criticism of some aspects of some universities - I focus attention on Cambridge but discuss others - without overlooking their strengths.



Many linkages are  problematic and disputed. Astrologers find a linkage between human personality and celestial objects whilst skeptics find no convincing evidence. Scientific advances involve new linkages: Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation proposed a linkage between all the bodies in the Universe, Darwin's Theory of Evolution proposed new linkages between organisms.


Science is advanced by new  ideas but scientific ideas are corroborated (or falsified) by experiments, most often using apparatus, which belongs to the material world. The linkages between science and the material world aren't in doubt, but the relevance of science to human emotions and society is very problematic. I'd claim that the concepts and ideas put forward on this site are applicable to all these spheres.


Most of the material is non-technical. The page introducing {theme} theory (which includes linkage and contrast) is one exception. I explain some conceptual innovations and go beyond natural language, developing a symbolic notation with many uses and substantial advantages. Pages which make use of  this notation include  Interpretations Most of these concern topics in mathematics, physics, chemistry, philosophy and logic, including commutative operators, thermodynamic systems as partitions,  inverses of functions, indeterminate logic, induction, prefix notation, foundationalism, coherentism, S.I. units.


The page Ethics: theory and practice  has technical and non-technical sections. It introduces  symbolic notation for 'outweighing,' a concept which I regard as fundamental in ethics but with other application-spheres. 

The page
About this site gives background information, including this, 'The site doesn't have comment sections but comments are always welcome. Emails sent to me won't be released into the public domain, including publication on this site, unless with the sender's permission.'