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What do they mean?

Against Method and Against Interpretation were confusing and thought provoking essays. If I understand them correctly I would say that science is an activity which mirrors reality and art is a mirrored interpretation of reality and the best that both have to offer is to be the best mirrors they can be. However, something creatively new and interesting in art and/or science would be a spin-off of those mirrored interpretations and activities. These spin-offs open new possibilities of what might or could be. 


I also think that both Feyerabend and Sontag are asking us to ‘sense’ our way as opposed to using the canned method or interpretation. ‘Sensing’ one’s way to understanding can bring a creatively new and interesting perspective and discovery to what is and what could be.


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