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Just changed my LJ font to Courier New...好きよ. Not as if anybody cares.

Have written 2 pages on impetus theory out of a suggested 3-4 (not bad for 12 hours' work, eh). Not sure what I'm going to add as I've already said all I really wanted to say, though I'm obligated to add something about this theory's "progeny" (not sure exactly what prof. means by "progeny", but I'm just gonna bluff something about Descartes and Newton. Can't go wrong with Descartes and Newton). Am glad I chose the open-ended question about impetus rather than the detailed question about Kuhnian paradigm shifts, because I never read the Kuhn chapters in the first place. I'm really hating the Kuhn book, partially because I think he's wrong about paradigm shifts, and partially because it's boring. Butterfield is so much more accessible, and it's as if I'm reading something I could have written myself (if I'd known the relevant information), though I suppose that's only because it's written in a familiar style (apparently this book was written in the late '50s with an intended audience of British schoolchildren).

Anyway, I should get back to the essay...
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hawkida From: hawkida Date: Wednesday 8th October 2003 00.46 (UTC) (Link)
What does "obligated" mean? Is it any different from "obliged"?
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Wednesday 8th October 2003 01.11 (UTC) (Link)
Nope, it's the same. Americanism, I suppose--you know how we love to add unnecessary bits onto words that were already perfectly adequate...