onsdag, juni 13, 2012

Cunningham om liv och död inom biologin

"Indeed, as one Nobel prize winning biologist argues: ‘Biologists no longer study life today [because] biology has demonstrated that there is no metaphysical entity behind the word life.’ Everything remains unseen and, in this sense, unsaid; for what difference is there, biologically speaking, between an organism that is biologically now in one way and now in another? The system of explanatory description will offer only nominal or diacritical difference because its immanent identity relies on this inability. As Doyle argues, such discourse is predicated on the ability to say ‘that is all there is’."

Conor Cunningham. Genealogy of Nihilism. (Routledge, 2002), s.176

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