segunda-feira, 28 de março de 2011

Our wild nature

"- And what excellent tools for observation we have in our senses! Take the nose, for instance - no philosopher has ever mentioned the nose with admiration and gratitude, even though it is the most delicate instrument we have at our disposal: noses can detect tiny differences in motion that even spectroscopes do not notice. We have science these days precisely to the extent that we have decided to accept the testimony of the senses, - to the extent that we have learned to sharpen them, arm them, and think them through to the end. Everything else is deformity and pre-science: I mean metaphysics, theology, psychology, epistemology. Or formal science, a system of signs: like logic and that application of logic, mathematics. They do not have anything to do with reality, not even as a problem; they are equally distant from the question of whether a sign-convention like logic has any value at all. -"
F. Nietzsche, in ‘Twilight of the Idols or How to Philosophize with a Hammer’

© Ione Rucquoi, My Cock & I, 2006
Laura Nadar

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