Ever since 2017, when a cancer diagnosis made me think more about life’s finitude, I’ve been mentally reviewing all the things I’ve learned so far, in a life in love with “great books” and the history of ideas.
Husserl is cool for many reasons, including the fact that he worked really hard on figuring out how we experience time.
It occurs to me that “I love you” demonstrates Wittgenstein’s theory about language gaining its meaning through use.
Wittgenstein inspires me even more for his methods than for the content of what he wrote.
I thought of Barthes last night at a live performance of the TryGuys, a quartet of comic YouTubers.
I think any day now, people will get sick of cat pictures and video games and realize they crave something deep. When that happens, I’ll be here to show the way.