One of the most frequent complaints by people when they first attempt Boyd’s “Destruction and Creation” is “What in the heck is he talking about?”
Several years ago, one of Boyd’s closest associates, Chuck Spinney, attempted to fix this problem by supplying examples to illustrate some of Boyd’s conclusions. With his kind permission, I’ve uploaded his briefing Evolutionary Epistemology to our Articles page.
Suggest you do a careful read of the original, then go back and forth with Chuck’s a couple of times.
Massive Cooool…Maan!! I am still thinking through Chuck’s Evolution…lot to absorb there. Thanks for posting it.
Yeah – don’t know why I didn’t post it earlier.
Trick is to go back and forth between them. The ultimate purpose is not to be able to regurgitate Boyd’s logic but to help you build your own snowmobiles.
So is the biggest complaint head pain? Last time I read it I think I made it through 4 pages before my head started to hurt…
Four pages? You did well!
I’ve been rereading it (and the rest of Coram’s Boyd) every year or two. On my first attempt the pain started before the end of the first paragraph.