- Dec 10, 2001
Originally posted by Secret Master
Ahhh, thats why I love this forum. I think we have used the term a priori about 546,093 times during this discussion. And it has even been used correctly. It almost makes me nostalgic for my ol' epistemology course...
Make that 546,094. I notice that you say almost too.
Believe it or not, I actually read Kant and Descartes (and IIRC Aristotle used that term as well although I'm not sure if he was the first) for pleasure when I decided that I ought to get a little philosophy into my life. BIG mistake!
As far as I'm concerned, a posteriori (sp?) makes my brain hurt less.
Not so much "run away" and more a case of finding that I either want to revise my original intentions for him to make him more interesting or act more rationally; or else that once I've placed him in a situation and established his modus operandi, he will almost write himself - if that's what you mean.I was wondering, Chris, have any of your characters ran away on you? That is, have they stopped behaving like you intended, and started taking on a life of their own in your writing?