How to tell my story? My febrile brain is seeing too much. Perhaps I need a collaborator. I am drafting a P-world/R-world sketch on Google Docs, and the opening is turgid, and becoming worse. The reason is that I have too much to say at the start: I want to say I will do metaphysics, but I don’t want that to put anyone off. I will not pick my way among the bones of philosophers, as Dave Vernon so aptly illustrated to me recently. I want this to be in my language. And I want it to be of relevance, so that conclusions follow. Metaphysics without conclusions is (are?) sterile.
I do not have a clear audience in my head. Sometimes I am writing a core article (which I think that sketch should remain) and sometimes a book. Sometime I write for scientists, and sometimes for the disenchanted. I am in a rush to get on to the importance of pop culture, the right way to approach negotiations, and sex sex sex. I need to meter it a little. I have promised the sketch as a central point. It should bear reading by philosophers with daggers sheathed, and by lay people with no teeth or very many.