Sunday, August 8, 2010

The problem with trying to do continental philosophy

By Odin's beard, this is the truth. (Warning: vulgar f**king language alert.)

H/T: Leiter Reports.

1 comment:

Steelman said...

And if you don't first learn Arabic, so you can read the Koran correctly, you'll never understand the Truth.

Having taken three years of German, barely a word of which I remember, I realize that there is nuance that might be missed by reading translated works. I also realize that any concept worth entertaining as foundational, or even the least bit important, can be expressed in practically any modern language in a way that another reasonably intelligent human being can understand. If not, it was probably borderline bullshit to begin with.