sexta-feira, janeiro 28, 2011

Adequate Words

"Just at present almost all university activities in Britain are described in the language of accountancy. So even an activity such as philosophy is described not in terms of hopes and insights, understanding and despair, which at least seem to capture much of it, but in terms of deliverability, production targets, output monitoring, measuring, auditing, appraisal, value-added point-of-service strategic resource allocations, and other horrors adapted, perhaps, for measuring the delivery of coal or the production of landfill, but grotesquely unfitted to describing attempts to understand the world."

Simon Blackburn em Truth: A Guide, p. 95