Monday, April 27, 2009

The experience of asking questions

It seems like the experience can only be had by being something that must cause a person to ask a question. The question can be neither too open nor too closed. The experience frequently comes as a sudden idea. The experience can show us that we are in fact finite beings and that we know that we do not know (325). The true experience makes a person open to the ideas and opinions of the other. This happens frequently through a questioning that, as I have said before is open, yet has direction.

Something that I would like to know more about would be conversation. I thought we had talked in class about conversation not being an everyday occurrence, yet Gadamer seems to find significance in any conversation that leaves someone open to the possibility of seeing something in something.

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