Competence in Compensating for Incompetence: Odo Marquard on Philosophy

The Pluralist 13 (2):50 (2018)
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"at a chinese executioners' competition, the story goes, the second of two finalists found himself in an uncomfortable predicament. His opponent had just completed an exquisitely precise and unmatchable beheading, which he now had to outdo. The suspense was overwhelming. With his keen-edged sword, the second executioner performed his stroke. However, the head of the victim failed to drop, and the delinquent, to all appearances untouched, gave the executioner a surprised and questioning look. To which the executioner's response was: 'Just nod, please'". In his provocative article "Competence in Compensating for Incompetence?", the contemporary German...
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