Well, I have seen Alaska, or at least the tiny sliver of it that reaches down the coast of British Columbia. I cannot say I was thrilled, and No, from where I sat on the deck, I could not see Russia. However, I did start a systematic re-reading of the entire Critique in preparation for my lectures. As I opened the book to begin, I realized that it has been in all probability half a century since I last read it from cover to cover. I had forgotten how much there is to say. These lectures may go on for a good deal more than one semester.
Picking up the Critique and starting with the Preface in A was like coming home. This is going to be fun. I got through the Prefaces, the Introduction, and most of the Transcendental Aesthetic on the cruise. Today I shall finish the Aesthetic and launch into the Analytic.