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This blog never recovered speed after my European trip. I have made
some improvements to my office arrangements with a view to reducing
distractions and generally pulling my finger out. My recent reading
includes Freedom by Jonathan Franzen and J.M. Coetzee’s Elizabeth
Costello
; there are at least two posts there. Everyone seems to have
heard of Nagel and the Kantian unattainability of the bat’s-eye view;
the catchiness of his title is undiminished even if the idea serves
only to sharpen a Kantian perspective on a different problem. Its great
appeal to the imagination is the very promise of forbidden echolocatory,
bloodsucking noumena. The imagination is unbounded by epistemology,
though it may be parasitic on it.