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Chapter 70: Radical Epistemology as Caffeine for Social Change
Félix – In my experience, what coffee has given me is knowledge, by accompanying me in the long hours of reading, of studying; even to this day when I have to work or when I want to sit down and read a book, I am always accompanied by coffee. So for me, coffee is the atmosphere of knowledge – this atmosphere exists in each cup of coffee. And I don't think coffee is bad for you; well if you have gastritis I suppose (referring to Alfredo's earlier comment).
Juan Carlos – But your doctor has prohibited you from drinking coffee.
Félix – Yes, my doctor has prohibited it ...