[quickphilosophy] Re: Countdown

  • From: wittrsl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: quickphilosophy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 11:11:21 -0000

Ach, I just realized that if I blew up the group, we'd lose the archive.  I 
don't want to do that.  So I guess I'll just let it fall into desuetude.

With not a bang, but a whimper...


--- In quickphilosophy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "walto" <calhorn@...> wrote:
> Hi, folks.
> I called this group "quickphilosophy" because I wanted to read through 
> various papers or books fast (there are already several "slow reading" groups 
> at yahoo--FWIW, they're horrific).  To have such a quickphilosophy group, 
> however, requires commitment from a number of people. I had grave doubts 
> whether I'd have critical mass here to actually get through anything (my 
> Trollope list, which reads through some fat AT novel every few months has 
> over 300 members, with maybe a couple dozen active ones, while there are only 
> 8 in total here).  It's pretty clear at this point that my concern was 
> sensible.  Please know that I'm not chastising anybody. No one should or was 
> expected to do this reading or contribute here unless it was fun for them.  I 
> recognize that people are busy with many things, and maybe they're already on 
> too many similar lists already, they don't like the stuff that's been 
> suggested, or whatever.  None of those are any sin.
> Anyhow, I have the choice of getting more members, continuing this as some 
> sort of blog--where I pick the literature, do all the summarizing myself and 
> maybe one or two others occasionally comment,  or just blowing it up.  I 
> already have a (usually dormant) blog at myspace, so I don't see the point of 
> another one of those.  So, if any of you can get a few other members (who 
> aren't crazy or wildly annoying) who have the time and interest to read and 
> summarize speedily, I'd consider keeping this group up, but otherwise, I'm 
> scheduling a (really cool!) demolition later this weekend.
> With many thanks for helping me understand the Tractatus and this Fodor paper 
> better I remain,
> Yers,
> Walto

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