Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Philosophy ...

... according to Thomas Hobbes: And the life of man, solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short. (Hat tip, Maxine Clarke.) Not a lot of joy in Hobbes, I fear.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Frank - once again, thanks for the link! (And thanks for being my PR fairy, Maxine - you're wonderful and tireless.)

    I didn't mean to make Hobbes sound like unhappy stuff - not that I was smiling as I read him, mind you ;D

    I was most struck by the bit about intellectual curiosity - that to stop questioning things is as bad as being wrong.

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  2. Yes, I should have focussed on that myself. One reason life loses its savor for many is that they stop questioning. How awful it would be to know all the answers. How does God stand it, I wonder.

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