[lit-ideas] SV: Re: Re: On linguistic and genetic uncertainty

  • From: Torgeir Fjeld <torgeir_fjeld@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Walter C. Okshevsky" <wokshevs@xxxxxx>, lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:59:57 +0200

Who are "people"?

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Fra: "Walter C. Okshevsky" <wokshevs@xxxxxx> 
Dato: 23.06.2014  18.35  (GMT+01:00) 
Til: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx,Torgeir Fjeld <torgeir_fjeld@xxxxxxxx> 
Emne: Re: [lit-ideas] Re: On linguistic and genetic uncertainty 
Ever wonder why people don't post their messages here in either English, German,
French, Russian or Hungarian? Or even some combination of the above? 

Walter O

Quoting Torgeir Fjeld <torgeir_fjeld@xxxxxxxx>:

> Adding to JMC's comments, there's a question as to how one considers a
> signifier such as "society." To quote the Iron Lady, "There is no such thing
> as society", in the sense that the idea of a space in which all divisions may
> be contained is founded on an impossibility. The klind of universality
> entailed by enlightenment notions such as "progress" or "eternal peace"
> elides the way society is torn through with antagonisms, and that any
> agreement remains provisional and effected by decisions that are through and
> through political.
> John McCreery <john.mccreery@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Isn't to speak of performative contradiction to ignore Rorty's pragmatism?
> There is no contradiction between seeking the widest possible agreement
> while also recognizing that universal agreement will never be found, a
> proposition for which the whole history of philosophy provides overwhelming
> empirical evidence.
> John
> On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 2:14 AM, Walter C. Okshevsky <wokshevs@xxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > I find the view that, at the end of the day, when the spades are turned,
> > all we
> > can do is go with the maxim "You show me yours and I'll show you mine"
> > displays
> > a very  sceptical (indeed almost cynical) view of the rationality of moral
> > judgement, and of the possibilities for agreement amongst competing
> > conceptions
> > of the good/authentic life in multiculturally pluralist democracies.
> Med vennlig hilsen / Yours sincerely, 
> Torgeir Fjeld 
> http://independent.academia.edu/TorgeirFjeld

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