March 16th, 2003

beartato phd

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Mental slowness unabatedly continues. Staring at this project proposal, but the gears they aren't a-turnin'. Maybe I have a cold or something? Not really getting any symptoms apart form feeling so stupid, though.

Weather's really nice out, though.

Gave up trying to read "Metalogical theory of reference" last night. I'm beginning to fear it's just another ripe target for Sokal's complaint about the hard sciences being abused in litcrit and philosophy. The thing that saddens me is that the author does seem to really understand the mathematical content of Lowenheim-Skolem and Godel's incompleteness, but the application of them to the meaning of realism and essentialism are totally flimsy.

Have a copy of Saussure's Cours de Linguistique Generale that I failed to not buy in B&N the other day, though. Maybe I'll try to start that tonight.