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ABOUT THIS ISSUE: AGE, A PROJECT FOR ARTFORUM

The following conversation is an excerpt from the editorial discussion that explored some of the reasons for doing this issue. It preceded our meetings with our guests in this project.

Ingrid Sischy, 35: I think the place for us to start, just so we get our ground, is to try to roughly sketch out why we want to take on these three letters a g e in the first place.

Thomas McEvilley, 48: Well right away we’d better talk about the problem of using the word “age.” I mean for one thing, when you bring this up to someone and you say We’d like to have a conversation with you about age, they immediately think you’re saying that they’re getting old. Plus the word has got this multiplicity built into it, which Wittgenstein called its language game. Wittgenstein pointed out that every word has a number of usages, and he said there would not be any consistency among these usages. We’ve got that in

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