u n d e r s t a n d i n g

We commonly think of understanding in terms of a journey, and moreover, that this journey involves seeing:


Having come this far, we can now see how Hegel went wrong.

It follows naturally that we can have a guide accompany us on our journey of understanding. Consequently, we say things like:

Notice that X does not follow from Y without added assumptions.

Now we can point out that no such proof has yet been found.

[Lakoff & Johnson 103]

Erica Jean Seidel