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Tuesday, 29 January 2013
"I was trained in what Ricoeur called 'the hermeneutics of suspicion'—Marx, Nietzsche, Freud: these giants never tire of reminding us that we don’t know ourselves. The only thing we can be certain of is that much of what we believe will turn out to be wrong (and we can’t even be sure of what we believe: as Wittgenstein said, 'Perhaps you believe you believe it!')."
Michael Robbins explains his dislike of certainty.