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colinwalker
colinwalker
It has been suggested recently that I use pencil and paper rather than a pen. The theory is that pen is too permanent, too final, and the automatic response is, therefore, to try to complete something. Using a pencil should remove that pressure. Conversely, I have often felt p... colinwalker.blog
hjertnes
hjertnes

@colinwalker How is it going with the philosophy course?

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colinwalker
colinwalker

@hjertnes Okay as far as it goes, but that’s not far enough.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@colinwalker You can always take a more in-depth course after this one. But a lot of my degree in philosophy was about getting a understanding of the whole spectre of academic philosophy.

It was hard from time to time to get through it.

The good thing about having done it is that I have the "training" to read and study more or less anything on my own.

The most important thing I got out of it though is that I always interpret stuff from a angle where I try to see all the different ways something can be understood. I guess it is a result of doing a lot of work seminars in Philosophy where a group of five have at least seven interpretation of the same five pages.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@hjertnes I’ll need to see what I can find once I’ve finished. It’s a whistlestop tour of the key people and ideas, unfortunately I have already known most of what it covers.