File spoon-archives/bourdieu.archive/bourdieu_2000/bourdieu.0008, message 49

Subject: Re: Habitus
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000 10:11:46 +0100

> science can be anything you name it provided, I'd say, that you know why
> you name it this way.

Why bother with the requirement that you know why you name it this way? Even if
you don't know why you name it this way or that way, can you be sure that you
won't find a reason later? Do you mean that anything can be science or that you
can call science anything provided, you'd say, you know why you give it the name
you do? Which way do _you_ name it by the way?

More Alice in Wonderland (or download the e-text from the Guttenberg site):

1.  "In that case,' said the Dodo solemnly, rising to its feet, 'I
move that the meeting adjourn, for the immediate adoption of more
energetic remedies--'
  'Speak English!' said the Eaglet.  'I don't know the meaning of
half those long words, and, what's more, I don't believe you do
either!'  And the Eaglet bent down its head to hide a smile:
some of the other birds tittered audibly.
 'What I was going to say,' said the Dodo in an offended tone,
'was, that the best thing to get us dry would be a Caucus-race.'
  'What IS a Caucus-race?' said Alice; not that she wanted much
to know, but the Dodo had paused as if it thought that SOMEBODY
ought to speak, and no one else seemed inclined to say anything.
  'Why,' said the Dodo, 'the best way to explain it is to do it.'"

2.  "`Take some more tea,' the March Hare said to Alice, very
  `I've had nothing yet,' Alice replied in an offended tone, `so
I can't take more.'
  `You mean you can't take LESS,' said the Hatter:  `it's very
easy to take MORE than nothing.'
  `Nobody asked YOUR opinion,' said Alice.
  `Who's making personal remarks now?' the Hatter asked




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