Friday, September 25, 2015

Passion trumps reason..............

I had been obsessively, ruminatively, fruitlessly trying to figure out who I was and what I would do without work or love or children to care for.  It was like formulating an argument when the premises refuse to yield the conclusion, or analyzing a data set that makes no sense.  But if I couldn’t figure myself out, I decided, I could at least try to figure out Desideri, and so I lost myself in his book, and his life.
-Alison Gopnik

If a story on good-old-fashioned intellectual sleuthing sparks any interest,  you really should read this essay.  It has it all.

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