vineri, 16 martie 2012

Discontinuous Thought

The discontinuity of one’s course of thought is more dangerous than contradiction. The discontinuity of thought is caused by meeting things and facts that do not belong to it.

While contradiction may be solved by an attentive choice of one of the contradictory statements, discontinuity requires the foundation of a new position.

The difficulty of establishing a new position becomes harder as long as any thinker is surrounded by continuities already done by language.

It is always a temptation for thought to conceal its discontinuity by assuming one or another continuity. In this case, the thought betrays not only its duty of giving birth to a beginning or a principle – the Greek arche -, but also it is subordinated to an unknown principle, since it is commonly accepted that the language has not a distinct principle. Thus, the thought betrays its cognitive interest, too.