21 October 2007

There is nothing systematic about the way I get a grasp over a particular philosophical topic of study. In my introductory sociology classes, there was a method. I sat down and reread the text until I knew all of the details. But the sense in which I can do that in, say, understanding the literature on intentional action is extremely limited.

Light dawns gradually over the whole. - L. W.

I call my friend for recent literature on motor learning. I consult my MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences. I fall asleep with Anscombe, and, somehow, awake with the landscape of the area charted out topographically, on my chest.