Saturday, August 8, 2009

Cavell II

"In asking for more than belief it invites discipleship, which runs its own risk of dishonesty and hostility. But I do not see that the faults of explicit discipleship are more dangerous than the faults which come from subjection to modes of thought and sensibility whose origins are unseen or unremembered and which therefore create a different blindness inaccessible in other ways to cure. Between control by the living and control by the dead there is nothing to choose."

-"The Availability of Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy," Stanley Cavell

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