Sunday, May 3, 2015

questing for intelligibility of evolving situations continues

What keeps me from writing more online this past week:

An acquaintance who recently finished his PhD wants to do research on “intelligibility,” and can I help out? Sure, if he’ll be specific about what he wants to do. I wrote back briefly about my sense of intelligibility—which might have thrown him, since he’s wanting to understand something “transcendental” within a horizon of linguistic relativity. But intelligibility isn’t basically linguistic, e.g., regarding the mathematical plight of theoretical physics trying to grasp quantum foam (then translated into narrative about that).