On Skepticism


If Descartes “discovered for philosophy that to confront the threat of or temptation to skepticism is to risk madness”, then (Cavell thinks) Wittgenstein’s work “confronts this temptation and finds its victory exactly in never claiming a final philosophical victory over (the temptation to) skepticism” — for that (Cavell maintains) “would mean a victory over the human”.

FERGUS KERR, OP, Theology After Wittgenstein