Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Thoughts that put life into jeopardy. God save mankind from them.

Just back from a really interesting set of talks on Edward Said and his work and it has fortunately helped settle some of my essential discomfort with the inapplicability of most academic work. Not that it hasn't raised murkier issues.

How does one think and how does one choose? If epistemology allows categorization of the world, what is it that will allow the choice of the category to slot oneself in? How does one balance involvement and objectivity?

The themes seem to recur everywhere. The debate is omnipresent.
How does one give of oneself without adding a conditional clause of gift?