Thursday, January 31, 2008
there is a difference between a deductive argument and an inductive argument. deductive arguments appeal to a subject to render an imaginary other. inductive arguments appeal to a real other to render a subject. of course, all things need imagination since the scope of our sensibility isn't infinite. what is the accountability for inductive arguments? two ideas:
1. imagination (v. the imaginary) binds together subjects in accord to real others.
2. the real other becomes abstract at a point because of the limit to our sensibilities, and requires imagination to prevent a deductive understanding of the real.
what results is inductive arguments in imaginary sandwich bread. like magnetic fields steering ions into the aurora borealis.
Posted by Patrick at 1:39 PM