Friday, 24 June 2011

Memory Bends

Damn it. Last week, whilst out bombing around the mountains I'd had an idea for an essay on ideology and pragmatism, but looking back I can't seem to remember what it was that set me off. Pragmatism, largely the product of Charles Sanders Pierce, amounts to the insistence that a deliberation over consequences need not be strictly limited by prior principles of action. Thus pragmatism serves not to inform "ideological" political opposition, but rather "driftological" flopposition. Where was I going with this? Was it recent developments in the U.S. Congress with regard to the TRA? I forget.

Now that the bigger bike is fixed (I had to replace the starter motor and a couple of leads) I may drive out to Nanhua reservoir (南化水庫) again tommorow and see what sort of pictures I can get and subject the area to a more detailed nosing around. I know what I'm looking for. I won't even mind if it rains - rainfall hitting the surface of the reservoir would be a great subject.

Must remember to bring a notebook and pen with me. Other essays (including on monetary reform) will have to bide their time.

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