Friday, October 26, 2007

Irony of Discovery

"If only we understood what we were trying to understand, it would be easier to understand it." (LeBel, 2007)


Anonymous said...

This contains the same circularity as the phrase I regularly use: one of the most important achievements is to know what you do not know.

Steve said...

Yes, very good observation.

I also use a variant of that expression sometimes. And every time I do, it's still enjoyable for me to think about the subtle dynamic involved in striving to know what we don't know.