Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Argument 2

Wittgenstein and other good philosophers often dissolve disagreement by showing that both parties are working to a common model or framework that is incoherent, iconical or grounded on external assumptions (like Derridian priviliged binaries), assumptions that would, if they are revealed, undermine any arguments built on them.

For example, arguments serving the atheist/believer dichotomy could, in most (if not all) cases, be dismissed on the grounds that they are working with incoherent models of proof, or with showy, iconical, images invented from distortions of dead culture or tradition (contemporary Halloween and its horror kitsch), or with competing priviliged binaries that impose a value scalar on (two) mutually exclusive positions or arguments.

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