Terry Eagleton Quotes About Statement

Browse 3 famous quotes of Terry Eagleton about Statement.

"Statements of fact are after all statements, which presumes a number of questionable judgements: that those statements are worth making, perhaps more worth making than certain others, that I am the sort of person entitled to make them and perhaps able to guarantee their truth, that you are the kind of person worth making them to, that something useful is accomplished by making them, and so on." ~ Terry Eagleton
"All of our descriptive statements move within an often invisible network of value-categories, and indeed without such categories we would have nothing to say to each other at all. It is not just as though we have something called factual knowledge which may then be distorted by particular interests and judgements, although this is certainly possible; it is also that without particular interests we would have no knowledge at all, because we would not see the point of bothering to get to know anything. Interests are constitutive of our knowledge, not merely prejudices which imperil it. The claim that knowledge should be 'value-free' is itself a value-judgement." ~ Terry Eagleton
"Modern poets like Frost still want to make 'deep' statements; but they are also more sceptical of such high-sounding generalities than many of their forebears. So, rather like T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, they gesture enigmatically to such profundities while at the same time being nervous of committing themselves to them." ~ Terry Eagleton
Quotes About statement

Today's Quote

I believe instinct took over because the shotgun fired in the opposite direction, and he disappeared.Good effort."I don't think sarcasm is helping your situation right now!" I called out at no one as I racked my second round. The sound was comforting.He reappeared maybe ten feet away in front of me. I heard laughing in my head.You're strange.That's the last straw, buddy."Yeah, well, you're dead."And I shot that angel right in the face."
Author: Adrienne Kress

Famous Authors

Popular Topics