File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2003/lyotard.0302, message 146

Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 12:12:10 +1000
Subject: Re: terms

> >               Hugh wrote:
> >   More and more I realize that reading philosophy is
> >   not a substitute for physical experience, although
> >   it has its uses, which are, as you say,
> >   language-limited.  Yes, reading philosophy can
> >   further the goal of understanding, and understanding
> >   can be a great satisfaction.

Don wrote:
> >  Hugh,
>     More and more I realize that reading philosophy or
> anything else is less a matter of collecting information for
> the purposes of precise recall than for influencing oneself
> intellectually, emotionally, and even physically, indirectly,
> or importantly, in ways that are not readily apparent to
> conscious reasoning.

Agreed.  We realize consciously.  We cannot understand influence that is not
readily apparent unless it belatedly becomes apparent.

Can we assume the same situation exists for others?  Yes, but which others?
And if they agreed, how would we know they were sincere?



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