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I always liked that situation ...

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perhaps historians of philosophy could adapt it to say Habermas & his idea of a step-back from conflict into 'reasonable' neutrality -- 'reasonable' in whose terms? authority-(or institution-)maintained social normativity's? i.e. convention's? rigged game & dirty trick -- if we were imaginin. a total antisocial(cultural?) vanguard inconflict w/ ideologik statusquo, w/ valorisin. a stepaway from problem into 'problemsolvin.' mode Habermas could sneak through precisely that under dispute: the whole ideology (present QUA baggage in each 'tenet'). No wonder Adorno & Derrida .r. paranoid (say...) .bout metaphysics hiding in argumentation. Sloterdijk too -- good man. ('Good'? Valuings? Ideologies? & the scaffoldin. o..a metaphysical claim here? tuttut naughty me ... hee hee)

I personally like Fichte as I understand ('understand'? ...) him on the not-I's genesis: the I must postulate the not-I as precisely not-I in bein. its existential source (postKant) but on reasonable reflection (lettin. Fichte have his claims to reason & its ''necessary'' products) cannot maintain this postulation & in fact is stopped precisely by this selfconsciousness (so maybe -- this thought just occurs to me -- Fichte can overlap reason & empirik observation in a metaphysicians' kinda way ... if he doesn't see existential dependence of the not-I on the I as barring Truth from the picture he's got no epistemological problems in so doing): in any case the not-I is always postulated & if we can't have triumph o..postulation equally we can't have triumph o..scepticism: just an infinite task of progress to 'knowledge' o..the not-I ... not necessarily infinite because of epistemological but more like psychical obstacles. ... Hmmm. ... I don't think Fichte is as much my friend as I thought ('thought'?).

He might be as bad for deconstructivists as Wittgenstein could prove to be. ...
----------I wonder if Schelling could give us as much trouble ...

(Sorry about hackedout notey form of these reflections BTW)