contradictions of rationality

George Snedeker snedeker at SPAMconcentric.net
Sat Feb 17 13:51:51 MST 2001


we tend to see "rationality" as something positive. certainly some forms of
rationality have a positive result, like medical cures for human suffering.
however, DU is also the result of rationality. its use is not rational in
its impact upon the civilian population, but it is rational because it does
more damage. better bombs are rational because they kill more people. this
is the dilemma of "rationality." Horkheimer and Adorno once called this THE
DIALECTICS OF ENLIGHTENMENT.






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