Monday, August 22, 2016


On page 126 of his Must We Mean What We Say? (updated edition-2008), Stanley Cavell writes:

"And philosophy is what thought does to itself.  Kant summarized it in the opening words of the Critique of Pure Reason: 'Human reason has this peculiar fate that in one species of its knowledge it is burdened by questions is not able to ignore, but is also not able to answer.'"

EUREKA!  This conundrum is understandable and resolvable if one comes to terms with the fact that traditional philosophy has been generated by male thought processes, logic and language usage (even if occasionally composed by a female) that constitute only the male HALF OF REALITY.  There is ANOTHER (complementary) female HALF.

Similarly, emotionally/existentially, a man sometimes finds that he is neither able to ignore a woman nor to conclusively answer the questions and situations she poses.

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