Re: Arievitch discussion

From: Peter Moxhay (
Date: Tue Jun 29 2004 - 07:59:48 PDT

> My grandma could "see" in the
> quality of beet how to cook it for "gefelta fish": what intensity of
> flame
> to use, how much water to put, what herbs to add, how to compensate
> its lack
> of sweet with sugar, how big the pieces it has to be chopped, and so
> on. All
> these adjustments were made while she was cooking (in combination with
> her
> assessment of the quality of other products and fish)... That is why
> "internal" and "external" planes are not useful abstractions for me.
> Does it make sense? What do you think?


Yes -- that makes perfect sense to me -- about not being useful
in that case.

But I'm still trying to understand what Gal'perin was getting at & am
not sure
if the abacus and cooking examples have helped me...


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