Factor T

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First edition
(publ. Gaberbocchus Press)

Factor T is a book first published in 1956 written by the Polish writer, philosopher, filmmaker, composer and poet Stefan Themerson.[1] It was originally written as a letter to Bertrand Russell.[2]

Factor T is based upon Themerson’s theory that the eternal tragedy (factor T) of humanity is found in the conflict between the urge to satisfy certain desires and the aversion against the actions required for such a satisfaction.[3]


  1. ^ Wisdom, J. O. (May 1958). "Review". The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. 9 (33): 84–85. doi:10.1093/bjps/IX.33.84. JSTOR 686114. 
  2. ^ http://www.dalkeyarchive.com/reading-stefan-themerson/
  3. ^ Association, British Comparative Literature (1990). Comparative Criticism. Cambridge University Press. p. 235. ISBN 9780521390026.