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)

2 comments:

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.