"I have said before that philosophy is as useful or useless as playing a game of chess. Perhaps I will say it again, however I only partially agree with myself—with chess the rules of the game are clearly laid out; they are already static. The rules of logic are static, but logic itself is only one tool of inquiry, and not necessarily the most useful one. To keep to the analogy, analytic logic is like the movement of the rook. The movement of some of the other pieces is less clearly defined, at least until you search them out and discover the possibilities of their movement. What major scientific discoveries have been made without the use of intuition? What can a writer contribute to others if they don’t also use their eyes, their ears, their hands, their gut, their fears and hopes? Thus, if the analogy itself holds any water, the objective of this game is to discover what the game is, to contribute to it, to interact with it, as it changes endlessly around us."
Thursday, March 08, 2007
The point of the game is to figure out the game.
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