Thursday, April 15, 2004

Play the game:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
Believe it or bloody well not, the nearest book at hand since I happened to clear my desk off this afternoon is a copy of Kant's Kritik der Urteilshaft. Very well then. Five sentences takes me to the very bottom of the page:
Auf Rechnung der Erfahrung kann man ein solches Prinzip auch keinesweges schreiben, weil nur unter Voraussetzung desselben es möglich ist, Erfahrungen auf systematische Art anzustellen.
Here's the best translation I can offer:
One can in no way write such a principle on the reckoning of experience, because only under the same conditions is it possible to employ experiences in a systematic way.
Gee, that was illuminating.

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