Thursday, April 28, 2005

Must be a David Lewis fan

I've been going through my stuff recently (spring cleaning), and I ran across a NYT Magazine with an article about animal rights I'm never going to read (into the recycling with you!). As you may know, the Magazine has a feature called "What They Were Thinking," with a picture and some text by the subject explaining, well, what they were thinking. So this one has a young footballer exulting with his teammates, and among his thoughts, he tells us, were these (emphasis added):
I don't know if I want to play Division I football [in college]. [...] I love football, don't get me wrong, but I'm not sure having it be my No. 1 priority is really my thing. I'm not going to sit down and read some book of philosophy somebody wrote 100 years ago. But I do care about my education.

Within reasonable limits, that is.


Brandon said...

I wouldn't read some book of philosophy somebody wrote 100 years ago, either. 350-150 years ago, however -- now, those are 'reasonable limits'!

Duck said...

I didn't get the sense that our boy would be any happier with the Critique of Judgment than with, say, Creative Evolution; but you're right, as 200-year spans go, that's a corker!