From: "Gareth Jelley"
Subject: Re: (urth) Generic Considerations Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 20:57:04 +0100 From: "Jason Ingram" > Academic answer: It's hard to talk about the non-discursive. I think > there are problems with Kantian approaches to reality (there is a > really real real out there, but we can't know anything for certain > about it; we can only know about the conditions of possibility of > knowledge and sense-perception), but don't want to get into that > discussion. It's not so much *language* as *subjects* that construct > realities. This doesn't mean that anything and everything is up for > grabs; there are always constraints. However, absent foundationalist > arguments, it's hard to specify what those constraints are. Solution: > Experimentation to test limits? A very interesting post, and if anyone else is often perplexed by your Kants, your Kierkgaards, and your Wittgensteins I recommend the brilliant 'Very Short Introductions' series of books from the Oxford University Press - they are all about 120-140pp, and they cover a huge range of subjects (there is one on 'Post-Structualism' and another on 'Quantum Theory', to give to recent examples...) Me chipping in again :o) Best, Gareth. --