Going All Meta on Blogging

Reading over my recent entries -- indeed, this would be true going back to my first blog entry nearly seven years ago -- it's clear that my interests are not so much intellectual as sensual. My weblog is a graph of my engagements. Friday, October 5th, 2001:
Dewey begins Experience & Nature with the observation that nature gives rise, through evolution, to human experience, but that experience then encompasses all of nature. With this single empirical move, Dewey brushes aside the old subject/object, man/nature & mind/body dulaisms of 2500 years of Western philosophy. Wittgenstein begins his career with the idea that philosophy is in need of a kind of "reeducation" that eliminates certain kinds of problems as illusions born of abstraction; Dewey follows this method boldly, all right, but it makes me a little uneasy.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.

1 thought on “Going All Meta on Blogging”


    The problem is the heat
    the problem is water
    the problem is me

    my problem is lying
    my problem is fear
    my problem is impatience

    the problem’s problem is
    inadequacy as problem
    probe them it always says
    but leave me alone

    still one afternoon advances
    as real in one life as another
    when the invisible world
    will invite me back in.

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