Below is a sentence from James Joyces "Ulysses":-
"Ineluctable modality of the visible: at least that if no more, thought through my eyes"
Here are a few words I found at random on the net concerning the above sentence:-
"Stephen opens the chapter playing with the relationship of visual perception and thought, and their ability to deliver truth. Most people experience the world most immediately through sight. The other senses play a role, naturally, but if I asked you to describe the room you’re sitting in, you’d probably given me a visual description before you described that funky smell coming from the corner. Stephen uses this inescapable (ineluctable) mode of experiencing reality to begin exploring the environs of Sandymount Strand. Two issues, though: how does sight actually work and how reliable is it when describing reality? These must have been nagging questions indeed for someone like Stephen (and Joyce) who suffered from weak eyes most of his life."
I hit on this simply because of an exchange of posts with Chaski. I looked up a Joseph Campbell book on "The Art of James Joyce" and there were some biographical details of Mr Campbell, when he went to Paris in 1927 to study medieval philology. The literary world was then agog with "Ulysses" and Joseph Campbell, reading the above passage, actually changed the course of his life. What price "medieval philology" when there is a whole world just in front of your eyes, there, now?
Anyway, I'm just relaxing in a coffee shop at the moment. Perhaps just having "a bit of a larf".
Anyone else want to waffle?