I have come to a kind of compromise with myself. I will continue on with the Sartre, and I will set aside a block of time on the weekend to go back through from the beginning and go through in more detail bits which I don’t really understand. Hopefully eventually I will catch myself back up.
At the moment I am still on reflection, a discussion about how it can count as knowledge. Sartre seems to think that it can’t count as complete knowledge because the reflector is always part of the reflected on. I’m not sure how I feel about that, but then my head is still slightly foggy. I am curious as to how it works if we try to reflect on something which is not ourselves i.e. can I reflect on a quilt, and that reflection give me knowledge of that quilt. I am inclined to say that if we take Sartre’s argument as correct it doesn’t matter whether I am reflecting on something that is me or outside me. The reflection is always reflection by me, the reflector is inseparable from the reflection, and that limits knowledge. I don’t really like that as a conclusion though. I’d like to think I can have firm knowledge of something, but I guess just because I’d like it doesn’t make it so.
On the block front – I have been getting back into the machine sewing a little which is good. I am also a little excited because I picked up a fabric glue stick yesterday and am hoping I am going to be able to use that instead of tacking my paper piecing. I will let you know how I go.