quarta-feira, agosto 20, 2008

Cavell and the acknowledgment of human finitude

The burden of Stanley Cavell's philosophy is the acknowledgment of human finitude. (Stephen Mulhall, The Cavell Reader, p. 1)

[...] what the skeptic understands as a process of disillusionment in the name of knowledge, Cavell interprets as an inability or refusal to acknowledge the fact that human knowledge – the knowledge available to finite creatures, subjective agents in an objective world – is necessarily conditioned. (Ibid, p. 9)