Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 224. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2018-11-25 20:42:08+00:00 From: Willard McCarty
Subject: releasing more hares (by proxy) [On behalf of Tim Smithers, whose posts are not getting through for reasons we are investigating. --WM] > Begin forwarded message: > > From: Tim Smithers > Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.211: releasing the hares; stemmatics > Date: 22 November 2018 at 20:08:38 GMT+1 > To: Humanist > Reply-To: Tim Smithers > > Dear Stephen, > > Right on! Bullseye! [With apologies to those who think > metaphors are out.] > > As you say, it's the new bushes, grass mounds, ditches, and > other interesting things that the chasing of the uncatchable > hare takes us through and past, that counts, and provides the > fun. If you didn't chase the hare, you'd likely continue down > the well trodden path, and thereby discover little, if > anything, new. > > Also, to some, my desk looks like a dumping ground, but, > unlike Tversky's, it provides an essential preservation area > for much of my remembering, and thus, of course, much of my > thinking. What kind of thinking is it that does no > remembering, which is left outside 'cos there's no room > inside?, the Cat might ask in further conversation with the > Bird. > > I can only conclude that Tversky thought in ways way different > from how I think. . . I wonder what a good metaphor for > that could be. > > Best regards, > > Tim > > >> On 22 Nov 2018, at 07:05, Humanist wrote: >> >> Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 211. >> Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London >> www.dhhumanist.org >> Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org >> >> Date: 2018-11-21 11:02:14+00:00 >> From: Stephen Clark >> Subject: Hates and such >> >> On metaphors: to state the obvious- the complaint that a metaphor is a cover-up >> is itself metaphorical (and also very foolish). >> >> Saying that it’s pointless to pursue uncatchable hares (or ask unanswerable >> questions) is also foolish. >> >> 1. What can’t be answered now may be answered later, with the help of >> present speculation. >> >> 2. Trying to answer one question may uncover many answerable questions >> that would otherwise be unnoticed. >> >> 3. Even if the only result of the pursuit is to realize that a question >> can’t currently (or ever) be answered is a clear gain >> >> 4. The pursuit itself is fun - and possibly life changing - even if nothing >> is caught and we never give up trying. >> >> Stephen Clark >> > -- Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org) _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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