“a hierarchy of competence with respect to human consciousness—will never be settled to everyone’s satisfaction”


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Originally published at: https://library.hrmtc.com/2018/06/30/a-hierarchy-of-competence-with-respect-to-human-consciousness-will-never-be-settled-to-everyones-satisfaction/

Probably this chronic mutual suspicion of our neighbour’s capacities—suggesting, in effect, a hierarchy of competence with respect to human consciousness—will never be settled to everyone’s satisfaction.

Georges Bataille, Story of the Eye

Hermetic quote Bataille Eye suspicion