Transgressive Determinism. Drunken Risibility.

Transgression: though used or starting to be used putatively in academic discourses (Even the Sokal hoax had this term as an ingredient in the essay), it could variously stand for inter-disciplinarity/cross-disciplinarity or cross-pollenization. This way, academics elsewhere believe that humanities (especially philosophy) could derive benefits, as one of the ‘conatus’ (sorry for Spinozism here) for philosophy would indicate it to break out of academia. But, in its original meaning, it stands for breaking out of norm, that somehow is derisive if collated with the modern connotation. None the less, meaning is contextualized so much so today, that this present meaning finding its way into the technical jargon might never be ruled out.


A determination (future well under the rubric of determinism) could be more eschatological rather than teleological and here for obvious reasons, Wittgensteinian invocation is handy. But for similar reasons, pundits from the French/US alliance of post-structuralism would find habitat as well. Metaphysics should shun ontological dependence for any kind of epistemic accessibility. Probably, we could import realism into the fold for a better understanding. The idea of realism entails the possibility of error, which is further articulated by mind-independence or attitude-independence. The former is ontological independence, while the latter is epistemological independence. A proper decisiveness obligated upon/on realism could be a handy tool for issues pertaining to Wittgenstein’s multiplicity of language games/forms of life.

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