Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

The idea that the theorist is not part of the world he examines is one of the deepest sources of error, and crops up all over the place.

-- William Empson in The Structure of Complex Words

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Okay, now -- this seems related to that last conversation, and I would argue. Of course the person is the same person -- but don't you think there are different parts of the brain -- or self -- or psyche -- whatever -- that are employed for different tasks? Are you really deep in your poet zone when you are balancing your reprimanding your child?