Unit 10Critical theory is deadPostmodernist thought
Peter Sloterdijk Alas Dear Habermas (…) Critical theory is, on this Second of September, dead. She was long since bedridden, the sullen old woman, now she has passed away completely. We will gather at the grave of an epoch, to take stock, but also to think of the end of an hypocrisy. Thinking means thanking, said Heidegger. I say, rather, thinking means to heave a sigh of relief. (Die Zeit, 9 September 1999)
Friedrich Nietzsche Where has God gone?" he cried. "I shall tell you. We have killed him - you and I. We are his murderers. But how have we done this? How were we able to drink up the sea? Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon? (…)What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us?
To imagine a language is to imagine a form of life.
The real and representation We cannot give a correct description of reality