Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Insights from the library

1) Philosophy of Language sucks... really...

2) I think that writing/research is considered important because it is harder to do than teaching. It is hard to write a good paper, easy to teach a class --- or, at least easy to teach classes when you have a TA to do the grading, students with decent ACT scores and can actually read.

Even with my high teaching load (5/5 baby..) I still think it is easier to teach than to write.

Of course, #1 may explain that as well.


Aliki2006 said...

I agree wholeheartedly! It *is* easier to teach than to write--unless we're talking about writing blog posts, that is.

Dan said...

But without the Philosophy of Language, we would never be able to understand why calling the King of France bald makes the entire system of logic EXPLODE because there IS NO KING OF FRANCE! How useful!

Someone should have tried to explain fiat to Bertrand Russel. How can we possible have logical discussions about a world that doesn't exist? His brain would collapse.