Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Leiter
An interview with CUNY's Jesse Prinz
Here, and it's very interesting along a number of dimensions. One excerpt
Almost everything that I do involves the idea that experience can transform human minds. We are, by nature, unnatural....
Experience: The word's becoming almost common.

Prinz' first sentence deals in facts. The second is fantasy.

The topic is disability. To focus on experience as he claims to means you understand that an articulate blind person can tell you more about blindness than a sighted philosopher. But after referring to himself as a depressive, he externalizes his depression as an object to be analyzed by any and all, rather than describing himself through it. It's the logic that says by understanding the roots of feminism we can all become women.

Henry says it's time for the Hugos again.

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