mercredi 21 mai 2008


Philosophy evening class West Yorkshire. Head of Social Sciences says I've got a case from the local psychiatric ward. Ten minutes into the class and I can't really tell who it is or even if they'd turned up. We are discussing empiricism and one, up to then, quiet student speaks up and says that since he has no experience of death, it can't exist and hence he is immortal.

That's the problem with empiricism - there is a kind of madness attached to it. He can't have been that 'ill' - he got an A grade in the end. Or maybe you need to look at things from an excluded point of view to do the damned subject right. . .