Wise Pencils and Wandering Significance — 3:16

Mark Lowell Wilson interviewed by Richard Marshall.

‘One of the most salient features of our improving intellectual economy lies in the fact that “our pencils often prove wiser than ourselves,” as Euler is alleged to have said. By this, he means that otherwise unwarranted doodling sometimes suggests pathways of reasoning that that allow us to capture natural phenomena within our linguistic nets in fashions that we could not have anticipated beforehand.’ ‘I believe that Quine, through his misplaced allegiance to theory T doctrine, failed to consider



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