Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Justificações e explicações

"That the justifications and explanations we give of our language and conduct, that our ways of trying to intellectualize our lives, do not really satisfy us, is what, as I read him, Wittgenstein wishes us above all to grasp. This is what his 'methods' are designed to get us to see."

Stanley Cavell, "Excursus on Wittgenstein's vision of language", in Alice Crary and Rupert Read, edits., The new Wittgenstein, Routledge, London and New York, 2000