Tag Archives: explanation

Dikotter, The Cultural Revolution.

Can such extraordinary events truly be explained by the pettiest of historical explanations?

Explanation or confession?

Watch out for the “intellectual” who speaks as if only status and money motivates people; what they are telling you is their own base motivations.

Nothing can explain itself?

No. That is what selves and societies do daily.

You will never figure out why you did that.

The question to focus on is who you have become in doing that.

Where does that category come from?

All accounts of the “origins” are metaphysical stories masquerading as causal explanations.

The study of everything and then some.

No longer sure of what is worth explaining, the contemporary academy plays it safe.

Endlessly I explain myself.

I want to be misunderstood the way I intend to be misunderstood.