Thinking – Page 24 – Everything


Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle — they are strictly limited in number, require fresh horses, and must only be made at decisive moments.

Feb 262016

What is dangerous is not ignorance, but the size of the gap between what you know and what you think you know.

Feb 242016

Hegel’s a priori astronomy is laughed at, yet a priori theories of mind remain entirely respectable.

Feb 152016

It is the rare philosopher who notices how well most of the world gets on without philosophy.

Feb 022016

That knowledge is power, as if awareness conferred immunity, is among the oddest of the modern superstitions.

Jan 182016

Ideology, n.  A theory that explains everything except its genesis.

Dec 212015

What is immoral should be illegal, and what is legal is not immoral — the bookends on the shelf of vulgar errors in political philosophy.

Dec 112015

We argue in bad faith because we have forgotten what convinced us or are embarrassed by it.