segunda-feira, 28 de dezembro de 2015

Da incerteza (ou do acaso)

«That soldier was called Ludwig Wittgenstein, the man who set the limits on our thoughts. The enigma that he tried to decipher was the following: Can we know the truth? All the great thinkers throughout history have sought a single certainty, something which no one can refute, like "two and two make four". In order to find that truth, Wittgenstein used, in fact, mathematical logic. What better means of obtaining a certainty than an immutable language, free from the passions of men? He advanced slowly, using equation after equation, with impeccable method, until he reached a terrifying conclusion. There is no such truth outside of mathematics. There is no way of finding a single absolute truth, an irrefutable argument which might help answer the questions of mankind.»

2 comentários:

ana disse...

Gostei do texto.

Margarida Elias disse...

Obrigada! Beijinhos, Ana! :-)