kulshan wrote:I got into philosophy as a HS student/undergrad via continental and while I have left it behind I still see the appeal in my charitable moments. Kant is the worst in every way. Just think of a way, he's the worst in it.
PS Is the book with the tennis motto Infinite Jest? I don't remember it specifically, but it would fit.
It is indeed. I told my Aunt I would reread it if she would check it out. So far I like it just as much if not more the second time. And Kant is the worst in every way although he really gets me thinking about time, and how his ideas of time relate to a world post-einstein, but then I just sort of start drooling and experience some weird sort of metaphysical paralysis and then I start doubting things might exist and then I'm like shit...I'm on page 12, and this is the worst in every way. If you can't tell I've been using my time off to finally give Critique of Pure Reason a very thorough sentence by sentence read. I can tolerate about 15-20 pages a day before I feel like pulling out my own teeth.
Does that mean you're a Wallace fan? It would make sense given that you like both continental and analytical philosophy...Have you checked out his senior thesis they just published? Fate time and language or something?
One more Wallace note...Apparently Columbia just had an exhibit of a bunch of James Incandenza's films that people actually produced based on the filmography endnote...I'm so sad I didn't know/didn't make it...