Re: Not-doing LO1145
Wed, 10 May 1995 23:02:03 -0400

Replying to LO1061 --

Doing/not doing an artificial dichotomy. Like human "being," human "not
being." It's not possible to "not be" except as a way of "being." "To
know, and not to act, is to not know." This also has intrinsic appeal (at
least to me) but, like the "doing/not doing" paradigm, upon deeper
analysis uses same structure. It's not possible "not" to act. It's only
possible to act in some way. Further, this particular gem presumes, it
appears, there is a "right" way to act, and to not do so is "not to know"
what one presumes to know. Intertwining these two concepts leads to
interesting DNAs of living, one of which is to illustrate what we don't
know by doing.; another to illustrate what we don't know by not doing.

Dick Althouse.