The Terror of Evidence (Untimely Meditations) by Marcus Steinweg,Amanda DeMarco,Thomas Hirschhorn

By Marcus Steinweg,Amanda DeMarco,Thomas Hirschhorn

Marcus Steinweg's capability to implicate the opposite is gorgeous, shiny, detailed, and logical, grounded in daily questions, which to him are constantly massive questions. -- from the foreword via Thomas HirschhornThe homes of philosophy needn't be palaces. -- Marcus Steinweg, "House," the phobia of EvidenceThis is the 1st e-book via the prolific German thinker Marcus Steinweg to be on hand in English translation. the phobia of facts bargains meditations, maxims, aphorisms, notes, and reviews -- 191 texts ranging in size from 3 phrases to 3 pages -- the misleading simplicity of which demanding situations the reader to imagine. "Thinking capacity getting misplaced back and again," Steinweg observes. truth is the ever-broken promise of consistency; "the terror of proof" arises from the inconsistency earlier than our eyes. considering is a method of dealing with that inconsistency. Steinweg is understood for his collaborations with Thomas Hirschhorn and the lectures and texts he has supplied for plenty of of Hirschhorn's initiatives. This translation of the phobia of facts features a foreword through Hirschhorn written particularly for the MIT Press version. the themes of those brief texts differ broadly. ("The desk of contents is in itself over the top and ambitious," writes Hirschhorn.) They contain pathos, passivity, genius, resentment, love, horror, disaster, and racism. And membership sandwiches (specifically, Foucault's love for this American specialty), blow jobs, and dance. additionally: "Two sorts of Obscurantism," "Putting phrases in Spinoza's Mouth," "Note on Rorty," and "Doubting Doubt." The Terror of Evidence might be thought of a guidebook to pondering: the day-by-day trip of exploration, the incessant wondering of truth that Steinweg sees because the activity of philosophy.

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