A quick thought. Recall Cavell’s wonderful description of Wittgenstein’s famous line that “if a lion could talk we could not understand him”(II, pg. 223). He describes the line as “penetrating past assessment ” to “become part of the sensibility from which assessment proceeds”. If it does less than that, he concludes, the line is “philosophically useless”. Shouldn’t we describe one of Cavell’s most famous lines, a question, in the same way, mutatis mutandis?
Can philosophy become literature and still know itself?