The critical sequence

At first there are the propositions and arguments for them.  Then there is a critique of the propositions and arguments.  After that, there is a critique of the critique…and so on.

Death is certainly the halting point of one’s critical activity.  One also halts when boredom with the whole matter sets in.  When confusion will not yield to clarity, frustration might halt the investigation and critical activity.

What seems for sure is that critique is an infinite sequence.  Once you’ve reached one million in the critical sequence, you still have not done very many critiques because there are still infinitely many to do.

And that might make one envious of those who are not very critical.

Published in: on December 31, 2009 at 12:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

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