I would prefer reading the books by Stephen Law more.
What does it all mean? is such an apt title. After reading the book, all I'm left with is precisely this question: What does it all mean? I don't mean the book is hard to understand; it's a straightforward read and the logic is clear. It's just that the book does not provide answers at all. It just keeps asking questions. When it does attempt to answer a question, it raises two more.
But that doesn't mean it's not a satisfying read. Quite the opposite. I enjoyed it because it really made me think of questions I would never have thought of otherwise. Some may find this too taxing, but I like this kind of philosophizing....Continua
On loan from T.
Reading the first Chapter "How do we Know Anything?" after work today. Work such as this is a sleeping pill -- not implying Nagel would bore me to coma, but the book is a tool to make me worry less about work and take a stroll in boundless possibilities and ideas. I think the English version makes a nicer read, as I can be more in touch directly with his writing style -- but the drawback is the English version is relatively more expensive.
5/22: The first lesson deals with the embarrassing stage of each human's probing the world outside of his mind. How do I be certain that my surrounding exists without relying on my sense impressions/perceptions?...Continua