by metalogike

Nobly, with one hand, as tautology: “Of course, we care more about the whole than about any individual.”

Pragmatically, with the other hand, also as tautology: “And the whole is what these particular individuals define it to be.”

We’ve done that two-step; it was called the twentieth century. I have no interest in institutions that continue to reason in this way, but only in institutions – if any exist – which take the resistance of individuals as a clue to the gap between the reality of the existing multiplicity (which is never the whole you think it is or will it to be) and its official representation.