Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Pure reason

It seems to be becoming clear that neither Plato nor Aristotle seemed to have worked on the basis of the abstraction called 'pure reason.'

'Pure reason' is probably one of the (bastard?) children of the European Enlightenment.

One is always part of something, some community, some tradition... And one is governed by the practical ends: how to live the good life, and what is the 'good life'...

So a MacIntyreish type of postmodernism?

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