Feb 29, 2004

The facts are not enough

1) No fact is uninterpreted.

2) No fact exists independent of all other facts. A fact cannot be known singly.

3) A fact can have meaning only in and by the relationtionship to and difference from other facts.

4) The totality of facts are found in the world but are not identical with the world. The world cannot be reduced to facts, though facts can be separated out and identified.

5) We do not receive the world in packets or particulate of information called facts and then build them together into worlds, rather we receive worlds as a whole.

Working heavily from Van Til, Wittgenstein, Saussure, Derrida, Sartre, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty.