[Edu-sig] Rapunsel, Rapunsel
kirby.urner at gmail.com
Mon Apr 3 16:20:56 CEST 2006
That's one way to characterize a difference, sure. Keep in mind I'm
bucking to be this writer guy in American literature, but not so
specialized that I couldn't hold my own in various math and computer
I studied philo at Princeton and for the longest time fought with
Ivory Tower philosophy types to get recognition for Fuller as a great
20th century philosopher (not mathematician, not geometer).
Only later did I change my tune, to some extent following Applewhite's
lead, and move towards literature, which I've found more congenial in
the long run. Rorty's arc has been somewhat similar I understand
(Richard Rorty was my thesis adviser back when I was writing about
Wittgenstein's later philo for academic credit (now I just do it for
the money :-D)).
Nor have I entirely abandoned my quest for a revival within the
Philosophy tent -- just modified my approach and strategy, based on
what I've learned from literature (which includes television, e.g.
Joss Whedon's corpus).
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