Tuesday, March 05, 2013


Fent deures, entre un parell d'articles infumables, trobem un bonic "Zas, en toda la boca!".

 To govern is to choose, and government officials—whether elected or appointed—betray their obligations to the welfare of the people who hired them if they adopt a policy of happy ignorance and nonresponsibility for consequences. The article concludes with the judgment that the present danger is too much cost-benefit analysis, not too little. But I find it hard to believe, looking around the modern world, that its major problem is that it suffers from an excess of rationality. The world’s stock of ignorance is and will remain quite large enough without adding to it as a matter of deliberate policy.

PD: Que no s'interpreti com una apologia cega a l'anàlisi cost benefici.

PPD: Que el comentari anterior no s'interpreti com una denúncia a l'esmentada eina d'anàlisi. Més, sobre el tema.


RB said...

Equilibro amb un zasca clàssic en la direcció contrària, amb els PD i els PPD corresponents:

"The reduction of thought to a mathematical apparatus condemns the world to be its own measure. [...] To grasp existing things as such, not merely to note their abstract spatial-temporal relationships, by which they can then be seized, but, on the contrary, to think of them as surface, as mediated conceptual moments which are only fulfilled by revealing their social, historical, and human meaning - this whole aspiration of knowledge is [has been] abandoned".

Adorno, T.W.; Horkheimer, M. Dialectic of Enlightenment (2002 [1947]) Stanford, p.20.

Gary said...

He de fer un comentari sobre el document, perdó, havia de fer, algú l'ha fet per mi.


Gary said...

Bé, primer de tot l'hauré d'entendre.. hahahaha