Alexey Beshenov

Some old lecture notes

I typed these notes while I was a master student in Bordeaux. It goes without saying that all possible mistakes are entirely mine. If you spot some typo or inaccuracy, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Some extra stuff

Here’s a picture of me as an anteater, oso hormiguero, courtesy of the Chilean artist Mauro Ceballos:


Here are some of my photos from Central America.

А frequently asked question: what is CADADR?

It is actually a rather random word, similar to “abracadabra”, that came to my mind when I was looking for a domain name. It comes from a computer programming language named LISP, where (cadadr x) = (car (cdr (car (cdr x)))). It was not intended to sound like cadavre or anything like that and it is not my nickname either.

Some texts that I couldn’t easily find on the web

Below I share for fair use some texts that I scanned myself or found in obscure places. I hope someone finds these useful and nobody objects.

Some links

Here are some links that I have collected mostly for myself.




Some lecture notes online



Politics and philosophy