Wednesday, January 07, 2009

My Favorite McDermott-ism

Because it deserves its own post:

"The gut is an epistemological organ."

(Comments, Solon?)

Also, a friend of ours--your neighbor, Oxy--shared this insight from McDermott with me today: "Experience doesn't diminish us. It enlarges."

Food for thought, as it were, isn't it?


Supadiscomama said...

...and certain experiences enlarge us more than others :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, that's the experience I was talking about!

harrogate said...

To offer a somewhat different engagement with McDermott's grand quote.

"The gut is an epistemological organ" is a manifestly true statement. Although, we always want to be wary of conflating this truism with the notion that the gut is "THE epistemological organ."

There are after all others.