Cornel West on Philosophy and the Funk of Disappointment
We cannot imagine, express, measure, depict movement, without interrupting continuity, without simplifying, coarsening, dismembering, strangling that which is living. The representation of movement by means of thought always makes coarse, kills, – and not only by means of thought, but also by senseperception, and not only of movement, but every concept.
And in that essence lies dialectics.
And precisely this essence is expressed by the formula: the unity, identity of opposites.
Christopher Hitchens singing Monty Python’s Bruces’ Philosophers Song