Saturday, April 15, 2006

Oh, Kierkegaard.

If the natural sciences had been developed in Socrates' day as they are now, all the sophists would have been scientists. One woul have hung a microscope outside his shop in order to attract custom, and then would have had a sign painted saying: "Learn and see through a giant microscope how a man thinks" (and on reading the advertisement Socrates would have said: "that is how men who do not think behave").

From: The Living Toughts of Kierkegaard, by W. H. Auden ed.

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