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- Jul 2015
If you think everybody answers the same way, you may be an advocate of critical theory.
I do not think a single person I know who has read any amount of critical theory or even agreed with it would really think that people would ascribe universal values onto words and not understand that value systems are historically and socially inflected. They might, as do Adorno and Horkheimer, consider the holocaust to be an absolute moral evil, but if that's something that Lyotard is here supposed to free us from, I don't quite know what we gain.
- Jun 2015
Forgetting allows such monstrous crimes to exist in the absence of moral response and thereby compounds their destruction
This passage evoked Lyotard's The Differend.