Social barriers, professionalism:( Collapse )
Books - I read a lot, and am sometimes bothered at how little I remember from great literature ( Collapse )
I remain highly impressed at how quickly I can type with the NexusOne's onscreen keyboard, turned to the side.
Recently I dug the bike out of the basement and had it repaired.( Collapse )
In most respects I have a lot of respect for Richard Dawkins, but in this debate, I have some friction of perspective - I don't like how quickly or strongly he marks questions as meaningless. ( Collapse )
Recently been chewing on Wittgenstein's argument against private language - while I believe I agree with the premise, the argument seems fairly broken to me. Part of my discomfort is I think the terms relevant to the argument have been laid down in bad places and that on a more ideal fabric, the question would take a different shape or be impossible. That's not uncommon in philosophy though - one often has at least three possible responses to an idea - it is right, it is wrong, it is defined in terms that are either ill-formed or inappropriate. I may offer more concrete objections as I continue to chew on it - for starters, I believe the terms "language" and "understand" should be held differently (ideally in a way more messily-emergent-from-biology than formally-in-a-way-that-feels-like-they-w