File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0109, message 72

Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 20:57:38 +0100
Subject: Re: re 9/11/01


We will have to agree to disagree, at the moment I don't have the intellectual
energy to follow this line of reasoning to its destination. More serious issues
concern me.

This immediate paragraph defines, as you say,  part of the differend between our
respective positions. The irresolvable differend is that you are attempting to
include all human activity within the boundary of one specific area. An
impossible position to discuss - create a boundary and we can perhaps discuss
what is inside it... As it stands it reads as if you are proposing that all of
humanity is in one mythological construct from which there is no escape...

> I was making a distinction between fundamentalism and religion in general.
> If you are going to elide the specificities of different religious views and
> practices, well, there's our differend.  My whole feeling about religiosity
> is that it is so diverse that it couldn't possibly provide a monolithic
> obstacle to political improvements.



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