Monday, September 24, 2012

Incompleteness …

… Mikhail Bakhtin | The American Conservative. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Throughout his career he argued, sometimes overtly but often covertly, that no system can ever live up to its own claims. Like Kierkegaard before him, he understood that system is finality: if it is not final, if it is not complete, it is not a system. Yet how can our account of any human being ever be complete?

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