The Penumbra of the Empty, Part XX
There wouldn’t be any surprises, any startling and disturbing discoveries, of faults or of unexpected strengths or resiliencies. A steady consistency, a redoubtable security.
All of the above describes thought in terms of inertial movement—what I call Totalization. Therefore, I think there are very good reasons for connecting foundationalism to Totalization.
Also, I notice the appropriateness of the “to build” or “to construct” metaphor to thought understanding itself in this way, and the inappropriateness of “to grow” or “growth” to this self understanding of thought. ( A building needs a foundation, but growing doesn’t necessarily or even usually.)