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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Monday, January 7, 2013


I guess I should eventually compare my Gadamerian project with this Habermasian project, at some point. (Speaking of elegy.) In the context of Auden's "thou shalt not commit a social science" I should mention I am son of social scientist?

Both Gadamer and Habermas arise out of a Protestant view of hermeneutics, with Habermas more in the line the runs from the Puritan revolution to the enlightenment.

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