metalogic and Lacan’s thesis

by metalogike

“There is no metalanguage” is not only not an observation that counts against putting metalogic (metamathematics) at the core of philosophical method; it even implies that philosophy must be metalogical. “There is no metalanguage” means that philosophy, always-already reflexive, does not and cannot wait for the device of the arithmetization of syntax in order to become metalogical, and conversely, that it cannot use the inapplicability of the metalanguage/object-language distinction to keep metalogical problems at arm’s length.