Re: [XTalk] Re: serial hijack attempts and rudders
- At 08:34 AM 2/22/2003 +0000, you wrote:
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Bob Schacht <bobschacht@i...> wrote:Andrew,
> >are we a bit like the sea voyagers that Robbins has been discussing-
> > perhaps the point is not where the ship is going, but the fact that we're
> > on it, together, arguing about whose hands are on the rudder, and
> trying to
> > figure out where we're going....
>I agree precisely with what you are saying, not least because I have
>philosophical/theoretical reasons for doing so which arise from my
>familiarity with the pramatist tradition of philosophy so based in
>democracy and "interpretive communities". ... In this, specific
>destinations are largely irrelevant for membership of the community.
>Andrew Lloyd (PhD Cand.)
I hate to disagree with myself, especially after you have been so kind as
to agree with me, but I'm afraid I must <g>. That is, I have to say that
maybe it DOES matter where we're going-- or at least, we think it matters--
because why else would we be trying to grab the rudder firmly, unless we
not only had a destination in mind, but cared a lot about getting there?
But I admit that perhaps we are only deluding ourselves about whether the
destination matters. I can't prove that it does matter, but I am convinced
that it does, or else I would not be grabbing for the rudder every now and
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